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 and 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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B.A. History of Science, Technology and Medicine

The Department of the History of Science is pleased to announce a new undergraduate major! Department of the History of Science B.A. History of Science, Technology and Medicine degree checksheet history of science undergrads @ ou hsci/med/tech undergrads & alumni … 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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