The world of online publishing continues to evolve and today marks a new landmark with the release on to the web of the complete works of one of history’s greatest scientists, Charles Darwin.
Every book, journal entry, and letter amounting to some 50,000 searchable pages and around 40,000 images from his original publications are now available to everyone with web access for free within a few mouseclicks.
Charles Darwin (1809-1882) revolutionized our understanding of life on earth and Darwin Online will revolutinize many people’s understanding of Darwin as well as bringing his findings to a much wider audience. The site represents the largest collection of his work ever assembled and allows users to search the complete text as well as view images of the original manuscripts in parallel. There are many documents that all but the keenest Darwin scholar will never have seen, including many previously unpublished transcriptions from his handwritten papers including the field notes from his seminal trip to the Galapagos islands.