General Biology/Gallery of Biologists/Charles Darwin

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Gallery of Biologists


Charles Darwin (1809 - 1882), British naturalist, founder of the Theory of Evolution by means of natural selection.

Note: Darwin's books should be read with a historical mindset, as they do not always reflect current scientific opinion (though impressively, they often do). Scientifically speaking, the knowledge held in his books should be supplemented with other books on the biology bookshelf section (or see: w:Biology and w:Evolution).

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(both of the above are Project Gutenberg mirrors.)

  1. Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals
  2. Life and Letters of Charles Darwin
  3. Descent of Man
  4. Formation of Vegetable Mould Through the Action of Worms
  5. Geological Observations of South America
  6. Geological Observations of Volcanic Islands
  7. Movement and Habits of Climbing Plants
  8. Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs
  9. Variation of Plants and Animals Under Domestication
  10. Voyage of the Beagle
  11. Autobiography of Charles Darwin