Monthly Archives: June 2011

Darwin, Origin of Species (1859)

Darwin@the Library info | Exhibit brochure (pdf) After refining his ideas about species change in the special case of barnacles, in 1859 Charles Darwin published a general account of his theory of descent with modification by means of natural selection. … Continue reading

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Darwin on barnacles

Darwin@the Library info | Exhibit brochure (pdf) After Darwin’s emergence as a popular writer and a leading geologist, he turned to some thoughts that had been nagging him about species change. Darwin would devote the next decade to theorizing about … Continue reading

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Charles Darwin: Geologist

Darwin@the Library info | Exhibit brochure (pdf) On the heels of the Beagle voyage, the magnificent Zoology of the Beagle drew attention to Charles Darwin as a promising young scientist, while at the same time the travel narrative made him … Continue reading

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Charles Darwin, Voyage of the Beagle (1839)

Darwin@the Library info | Exhibit brochure (pdf) Which of Darwin’s books was the most popular during his own lifetime? Charles Darwin’s second book was a travel narrative, a lively account of the Beagle voyage originally published in 1839 as the … Continue reading

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Charles Darwin, Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle (1838-1843)

Darwin@the Library info | Exhibit brochure (pdf) In the Zoology, Charles Darwin described the specimens he collected and sent back to England during the Beagle voyage. The Zoology is the rarest of all Darwin’s works, issued in 19 separate parts … Continue reading

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The HMS Beagle

Darwin@the Library info | Exhibit brochure (pdf) H.M.S. Beagle, 1831–1836The first books Darwin published resulted from his voyage on H.M.S. Beagle, which sailed around the world from 1831 to 1836. Robert Fitzroy captained this second surveying voyage of the ship … Continue reading

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The OU Darwin collection: More than meets the eye

Darwin@the Library info | Exhibit brochure (pdf) More than First Editions To view all of Charles Darwin’s printed volumes in their first editions yields an unforgettable impression of the breadth and beauty of Darwin’s work. However, to support research, the … Continue reading

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Darwin first editions

Darwin@the Library info | Exhibit brochure (pdf) Charles Darwin’s 22 printed volumes are listed below in chronological order, linked to high resolution versions in the University of Oklahoma Libraries History of Science Collections’ Online Galleries: Darwin, Zoology of the Voyage … Continue reading

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Works of Charles Darwin: Breadth and Beauty

Darwin@the Library info | Exhibit brochure (pdf) While nearly everyone has heard of Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species, not everyone is aware of the beauty and breadth of Darwin’s works. In his own lifetime, Darwin was known as a voyager, … Continue reading

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Darwin exhibitions

Darwin@theLibrary, a new exhibit in the lobby of the History of Science Collections, opens today in recognition of the Evolution Conference at OU (beginning June 17th). A complete set of first editions of printed books by Charles Darwin were displayed … Continue reading

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