Darwin Resources

Resources for learning more about Charles Darwin
  • The Origin of Species, by Means of Natural Selection of the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life by Charles Darwin. The is the fundamental book in biology, a model of clear thinking and the great work that firmly proved that the diversity and efficacy of living organisms is entirely the result of natural, not supernatural, causes. Futher, the theory of natural selection provides the explanation in terms of which all else in biology becomes understandable.
  • The Origin of Species, illustrated edition, Charles Darwin; David Quammen, editor. This spectacular book contains the full text of the preferred, first edition, and hundreds of illustrations from Darwin's life and travels.
  • The Annotated Origin by Charles Darwin; James T. Costa, editor. The full text of The Origin of Species plus extensive footnotes connecting Darwin's thinking to the confirmations and discoveries of modern biology.
  • The Autobiography of Charles Darwin by Charles Darwin. This biography is excellent both as literature and as insight into the ideas and thinking methods of the great scientist.

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Charles Darwin's 1837 sketch, his first diagram of an evolutionary tree.

Charles Darwin's 1837 sketch, his first diagram of an evolutionary tree.