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Windows 7: Darwin’s complete Galapagos library posted online

17 Jul 2014   #1
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
Darwin’s complete Galapagos library posted online

Charles Darwin's five-year journey to and from the Galapagos Islands ended in 1836. While that was over two decades before the publication of On the Origin of Species, he credited his time on board the Beagle as a formative experience for his theory of evolution. That extended trip wasn't only spent studying local wildlife, especially during lengthy voyages at sea to and from home—Darwin also devoured a library of more than 400 volumes of text.

While many of those books were referenced in his later research, they were not preserved as a collection once the Beagle returned to England, leaving a gap in our understanding about the books and studies that kept Darwin's mind occupied during such an historic era. Now, thanks to the painstaking efforts of a two-year Beagle project funded by the government of Singapore, that complete on-ship library has been transcribed and posted at Darwin Online, the world's largest repository of Darwin-related texts and writings.

A Guy
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18 Jul 2014   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

Sweet! Now thats something worth reading
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18 Jul 2014   #3


Fabulous stuff, forgot myself there for hours today!
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19 Jul 2014   #4
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit

Wow! that will take some reading, I had a quick skim over the first page of illustrations, they are fascinating but will have to wait for another time when I have more of that commodity. Thanks for the link Bill.
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19 Jul 2014   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Where did the hour go?
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