WOTW: Darwin Online

As of yesterday (and just in time for my website of the week feature) many of the private papers and famous works from the man who authored Origin of Species are now available full-text at: http://darwin-online.org.uk/

Up until now Darwin’s private papers have only been available to scholars, but now thanks to the organisers of Cambridge University Library,  they can now be viewed by all.  Some of the titles that can be viewed include: Voyage of the Beagle , all editions of the Origins of Species ( 1 through to 6); along with the Beagle diary and notebooks.  His first draft on the theory of evolution is also included.  The site also provide illustrations taken from his works and the reproduction is very good.   A real must for Darwin enthusiasts and history lovers alike.

Read more about it here.    Browse the papers from here.

If you can’t get enough of all things Darwin, consider visiting :  Darwin Correspondence Project.


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One Response to WOTW: Darwin Online

  1. Maria Alexandra Jorge says:

    For those interested in Darwin, I recommend a very interesting fiction book (based in historic documents) I just finished. The Darwin Conspiracy writen by John Darnton (ISBN 1-4000-4137-6). For those who read it already, a question: How much of it is true and how much is fiction? After reading the book I become very curious! Great to see so many interesting historic documents linked here. I will explore them a bit!

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