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Charles Darwin

Charles Robert Darwin, FRS (1809-1882) was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.

Darwin published his theory of evolution with compelling evidence in his 1859 book On the Origin of Species, overcoming scientific rejection of earlier concepts of transmutation of species. By the 1870s the scientific community and much of the general public had accepted evolution as a fact. However, many favoured competing explanations and it was not until the emergence of the modern evolutionary synthesis from the 1930s to the 1950s that a broad consensus developed in which natural selection was the basic mechanism of evolution. In modified form, Darwin's scientific discovery is the unifying theory of the life sciences, explaining the diversity of life. (from wikipedia.org)

Darwin's Struggle: The Evolution of the Origin of Species

Documentary telling the little-known story of how Darwin came to write his great masterpiece, On the Origin of Species, a book which explains the wonderful variety of the natural world as emerging out of death and the struggle of life.


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Charles Darwin - wikipedia
Charles Robert Darwin (1809 - 1882) was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory.
The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online
Publications. Manuscripts. Biography. Media. Welcome to the world's most widely used resource on Charles Darwin. Darwin's Complete Publications.
In Our Time, Darwin
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin in 2009 and the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species, Melvyn Bragg presents a series about Darwin's life and work.
The Genius of Darwin
This is a three-part television documentary written and presented by Richard Dawkins, explaining who Charles Darwin was, how he developed his theory of evolution, what it is, and why it matters.
Darwin's Darkest Hour
This film tells the remarkable story behind the unveiling of the most influential scientific theory of all time, Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection.
Evolution
This is a PBS documentary series exploring various facets of evolution - the theory of evolution, its impact on our understanding of the world, and how evolution continues to affect us everyday.
What Darwin Never Knew
Earth teems with a staggering variety of animals, including 9,000 kinds of birds, 28,000 types of fish, and more than 350,000 species of beetles. What explains this explosion of living creatures - 1.4 million different species discovered so far, with perhaps another 50 million to go?
The Voyage of Charles Darwin
This is a seven-part BBC television series tracing the life of the naturalist Charles Darwin, from his university days to the 1859 publication of his "On the Origin of Species".
Darwin's Legacy
Leading Darwin scholars discuss Darwin's far-reaching legacy in fields as diverse as anthropology, religion, medicine, psychology, philosophy, literature, and biology.

e-Books
The Autobiography of Charles Darwin
Project Gutenberg's The Autobiography of Charles Darwin (from The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin), by Charles Darwin. Read this book online: HTML. Download This eBook. EPUB. Kindle. Plain Text.
Charles Darwin: His Life and Work
By Charles Frederick Holder, 1851-1915. Topic: Charles Darwin, 1809-1882. Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York and London. Language: English. Book Contributor: University of California Libraries.
Life of Charles Darwin
By G. T. Bettany, 1850-1891. Topics: Charles Darwin, 1809-1882. Publisher: London : W. Scott. Book Contributor: University of California Libraries.
The life and letters of Charles Darwin, including an anutobiographical chapter (Vol. I)
Author: Charles Darwin, 1809-1882; Francis Darwin, 1848-1925. Publisher: D. Appleton, New York. Language: English. Book Contributor: MBLWHOI Library.
The life and letters of Charles Darwin, including an anutobiographical chapter (Vol. II)
Author: Charles Darwin, 1809-1882; Francis Darwin, 1848-1925. Publisher: D. Appleton, New York. Language: English. Book Contributor: MBLWHOI Library.
The Voyage of the Beagle
This is a collection of eBooks and audiobook of Charles Darwin's The Voyage of the Beagle, which covers Darwin's part in the second survey expedition of the ship HMS Beagle.
On the Origin of Species
This is a collection of eBooks and audiobooks of Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species, a work of scientific literature which is considered to be the foundation of evolutionary biology.
The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex
This is a collection of eBooks and audiobooks of The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex by Charles Darwin, first published in 1871, which applies evolutionary theory to human evolution.
The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals
This is a collection of eBooks of Charles Darwin's The Expression of the Emotions, published in 1872, concerning genetically determined aspects of behaviour.