Friday, February 20, 2009

Charles Darwin

The 'Charles Darwin After the 'Origin'' website is published by the Cornell University Library, and Museum of the Earth, in Ithaca, New York, to accompany exhibitions held at both locations between February and September, 2009.
The exhibitions celebrated the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his landmark work in evolutionary biology, 'On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life'. After 1859, Darwin continued to study the natural world, conducting his experiments from his home, Down House in Kent. As one of the last men of science to work from home, he studied a diverse range of subjects, including botany, the movement of soil made by earthworms, sexual selection, human descent, and the expression of the emotions. The website features sections and annotated images from the exhibition on topics such as: orchids and insectivorous plants; different forms of flowers; climbing plants; domesticated animals and plants.
Link: http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/darwin/
Access: Free