Charles Darwin’s evolutionary reading: HMS Beagle’s library goes online

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

The Guardian

This was a report on the Darwin Online Beagle Library project led by historian of science Dr John van Wyhe, a Senior Lecturer from the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at NUS. The lost collection of books that kept Charles Darwin company aboard HMS Beagle and provided inspiration for his later works on evolution has been made publicly available for the first time. Hundreds of titles that filled the shelves of the ship’s library on Darwin’s five-year circumnavigation of the globe in the 1830s have been brought together and made freely available through the project.

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