Charles Darwin

The Beagle

Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited During the Voyage Round the World of H. M. S. Beagle, (a.k.a, The Voyage of the Beagle) by Charles Darwin
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Geology of the Voyage of the Beagle, by Charles Darwin.
Electronic Book
Geological Observations on the Volcanic Islands and Parts of South America Visited During the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle, 3rd ed., by Charles Darwin.
QE3 .D23 1896
The Zoology of the Voyage of the H.M.S. Beagle, by Richard Owen (Fossil Mammalia), George R. Waterhouse (Mammalia), John Gould (Birds), Leonard Jenyns (Fish), and Thomas Bell (Reptiles). Edited and superintended by Charles Darwin.
Electronic Book
The Beagle Letters, by Charles Darwin. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.
QH31.D2 A4 2008
Darwin's South America, by Robert S. Hopkins. New York: John Day Co., 1969.
QH31.D2 H77
Fossils, Finches, and Fuegians: Darwin's Adventures and Discoveries on the Beagle, by R. D. Keynes. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.
QH11 .K49 2003
Charles Darwin's Beagle Diary, edited by Richard Darwin Keynes. Cambridge, 1994.
QH365 .A1 2009

The Origin

Origin of Species
On the Origin of Species, by Charles Darwin. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1964.
QH365 .O2 1859A
Facsimile of the first edition, with an introduction by Ernst Mayr.
The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection: or, The Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life, by Charles Darwin. Chicago: Rand McNally, 1872.
QH365 .O2
Reprinting of the sixth and final edition.
Darwin's Origin of Species: A Biography, by E. J. Browne. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2006.
QH365 .O8 B76 2006
The Cambridge Copanion to the "Origin of Species", by Michael Ruse and Robert J. Richards. Cambridge University Press, 2009.
QH365 .O8 R865 2009
Darwin's Ghost: The Origin of Species Updated, by Steve Jones. New York: Random House, 2000.
QH375 .J66 2000

Other Works

heterostyled primula
The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, by Charles Darwin. New York: D. Appleton, 1897.
QH365 .V2
The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex, 2nd ed., by Charles Darwin. New York: A.L. Burt, 1874.
QH365 .D2 1874
The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals, by Charles Darwin. S.l.: Filiquarian Publishing, 2007.
QP401 .D3 2007
This new edition incorporates information from Darwin's manuscripts and includes an extensive afterword discussing 20th century advances.
The Power of Movement in Plants, by Charles Darwin. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1896.
QK771 .D22
Insectivorous Plants, by Charles Darwin. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1896.
QK917 .D24
The Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species, by Charles Darwin. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1896.
QK926 .D215
The Formation of Vegetable Mould, Through the Action of Worms, with Observations on Their Habits, by Charles Darwin. New York: D. Appleton & company, 1898.
QL394 .D3
Darwin's last published book. Highlights include Darwin playing bassoon for earthworms to observe their reactions to low frequency vibrations.

Impact of an Idea

evolution of man
Darwin's Gift to Science and Religion, by Francisco José Ayala. Washington, D.C: Joseph Henry Press, 2007.
Electronic Book
The Aliveness of Plants: The Darwins at the Dawn of Plant Science, by P. G. Ayres. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2008.
on order
A Century of Darwin, by S. A. Barnet. Freeport, New York: Books for Libraries Press, 1969.
QH311 .B33 1969
Collected essays on aspects of Darwin's work.
When All the Gods Trembled: Darwinism, Scopes, and American Intellectuals, by Paul Keith Conkin. Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1998.
BL245 .C66 1998
Darwin and the Darwinian Revolution, by Gerturde Himmelfarb. London: Chatto & Windus, 1959.
QH31.D2 H57 1959A
One Long Argument: Charles Darwin and the Genesis of Modern Evolutionary Thought, by Ernst Mayr. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1991.
QH371 .M336 1991
The Darwinian Revolution: Science Red in Tooth and Claw, by Michael Ruse. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1979.
QH361 .R87
The Darwinian Paradigm: Essays on Its History, Philosophy, and Religious Implications, by Michael Ruse. London: Routledge, 1989.
Electronic Book
Darwin and the Barnacle, by Rebecca Stott. New York: W.W. Norton, 2003.
QH375 .S76 2003
The Cambridge Companion to Darwin, edited by Jonathan Hodge and Gregory Radick. Cambridge, 2003
on order
Darwinian Heresies, edited by Abigail Lustig, Robert J. Richards, and Michael Ruse. Cambridge, 2004
Electronic book

Life and Times

portrait of Charles Darwin
Life of Charles Darwin, by G. T. Bettany. London: W. Scott, 1887.
QH31.D2 B5
Charles Darwin: A Biography, by E. J. Browne. New York: Knopf, 1995.
QH31.D2 B84 1995
Darwin's Illness, by Ralph Colp. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2008.
QH31.D2 C623 2008
Autobiography, by Charles Darwin. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1959.
QH31.D2 A16 1958
Original omissions restored; edited with appendix and notes by Darwin's grand-daughter, Nora Barlow.
Darwin, by Adrian J. Desmond. New York: Warner Books, 1991.
QH31.D2 D47 1991b
Darwin of the Beagle, by Bern Dibner. Norwalk, Conn.: Burndy Library, 1960.
QH31.D2 D5
Contains facsimile of the Darwin-Wallace papers of 1858, as they appeared in the Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society for August 20, 1858.
Apes, Angels, and Victorians: the Story of Darwin, Huxley, and Evolution, by William Irvine. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1955.
QH31.D2 I7
The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution, by David Quammen. New York: Atlas Books/Norton, 2006.
QH31.D2 Q35 2006
Charles Darwin: the Man and His Influence, by Peter J. Bowler. New York: Blackwell, 2000.
QH31 .D2 B743 2000


beetle collection
The Collected Papers of Charles Darwin edited by Paul H. Barrett. University of Chicago Press, 1977.
QH365 .A1 1977
The Darwin Reader edited by Marston Bates and Philip S. Humphrey. New York: Scribner, 1956.
QH302 .D33
On Evolution: The Development of the Theory of Natural Selection edited by Thomas F. Glick and David Kohn. Indianapolis: Hackett Pub, 1996.
QH365.Z9 D37 1996
Darwin for Today; the Essence of His Works edited by Stanley Edgar Hyman. New York: Viking Press, 1963.
QH311 .D33 1963

Darwin Online

Cambridge University Library hosts this extensive online library of Darwin's voluminous correspondence. Letters both by and to Darwin are included.
Perhaps the most extensive online collection of Darwin resources. Features high-quality electronic editions of all of Darwin's works, including many pamphlets and papers which are difficult to find elsewhere.
Online access to manuscript materials provided by the American Museum of Natural History.

Darwin On Film

Charles Darwin: Evolution's Voice. Biography. A&E Television Networks, 1998.
DVD 1078
"Charles Darwin's theory of evolution stands as one of the most important discoveries in the history of science. Yet in his lifetime, Darwin was reluctant to reveal what he had learned for fear that it would make him and his family despised outcasts. He was right to worry; more than a century later, there are those who cannot accept his findings. At the time, they were viewed by many as heresy. From his historic voyage on the Beagle to his personal anguish over publicizing his findings, this is a fascinating profile of the life and times of the great naturalist." —AETV website
Ascent of Man. Part 8: Ladder of Creation. British Broadcasting Corporation, Time-Life Films, and Ambrose Video Publishing, 2001.
DVD 738
Explores the controversy that swirled around the theory of evolution by natural selection developed simultaneously by Alfred Wallace and Charles Darwin.
Darwin's Dangerous Idea. NOVA, 2001.
DVD 4268
This Nova episode interweaves the drama in key moments of Darwin's life with documentary sequences of current research, linking past to present and introducing major concepts of evolutionary theory. It explores why Darwin's "dangerous idea" might matter even more today than it did in his own time, and reveals how science might be used to explain the past and predict the future of life on earth. Based on Darwin, by Adrian Desmond and James Moore.
Inherit the Wind. MGM, 2001.
DVD 1119
A small Tennessee town gained national attention in 1925 when a biology school teacher was arrested for violating state law and teaching Darwin's theory of evolution in the classroom. DVD release of the 1960 movie starring Spencer Tracy.
Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life. Films for the Humanities and Sciences, 2009.
DVD 5488
Marking the 150th anniversary of the publication of 'On the Origin of Species,' this program shows how Charles Darwin developed his theory of evolution and explores its ramifications in today's scientific community. Renowned natural history interpreter David Attenborough travels the glove, examining fresh evidence for Darwinian thought and illustrating why it is more relevant than ever. Viewers encounter findings from a wide range of disciplines, including paleontology, biogeography, anatomy, and embryology, as well as early controversies surrounding the study of plate tectonics. Spectacular wildlife footage reveals fascinating animal behavior and helps depict the theory that changed the world's thinking. A BBC/Open University Co-production.
Darwin: The Life and Legacy. BBC, 2009.
DVD 7240
Part 1 focuses on Darwin's early life and influences, tracing his maturation as a naturalist. Examines his key influences, including Thomas Malthus and Robert Edmund Grant, as well as his life-changing voyage on the HMS Beagle. Part 2 focuses on the impacts of Darwin's theories and writings on evolution and natural selection. The program explores the contentious ideas arising from his work, including eugenics, group selection, sociobiology, evolutionary psychology and co-evolution. Both parts feature biographers of Darwin, as well as noted scholars and authors.
Creation. Lions Gate, 2010.
DVD 7086
Gives viewers a unique inside look at Charles Darwin, his family, and his love for his deeply religious wife, as he is torn between faith and science. Darwin struggles to finish his legendary book, On the Origin of Species, which goes on to become the foundation for evolutionary biology.

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