Darwin Day 2009

Charles Darwin revolutioned the study of natural history when he published his major book On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life on November 24, 1859, at the age of 50. Today, meanwhile, is the 200th anniversary of his birth. To help celebrate Darwin’s birthday, I might have, say, blogged about this major book, but someone much more qualified than me has just done that.

So, instead, I’m going to start blogging one of Darwin’s other major books, The Voyage of the Beagle (published as Journals and Researches), chapter by chapter. There are 21 chapters and I’ll be aiming for one every second day, but we’ll see how that goes. I’ll post the first one this afternoon.

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