Darwin, Charles Robert


1809–1882 English naturalist and geologist, proponent of the theory of evolution by natural selection, author of On the Origin of Species.

Keywords: evolution; natural selection; human origins; ecology; natural history; travel

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Darwin, Charles. Courtesy of Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library.


Further Reading

Darwin CR (1839) Journal of Researches into the Geology and Natural History of the Various Countries Visited by HMS Beagle. London: Henry Colburn.

Darwin CR (1859) On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. London: John Murray.

Darwin CR (1868) The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, 2 vols. London: John Murray.

Darwin CR (1871) The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex, 2 vols. London: John Murray.

Darwin CR (1872) The Expression of the Emotions in Animals and Man. London: John Murray.

Barlow N (1958) The Autobiography of Charles Darwin. With the original omissions restored. London: Collins.

Barrett PH (ed.) (1977) The Collected Papers of Darwin, 2 vols. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Barrett PH, Gautrey PJ and Freeman RB (eds) (1986–1989) The Works of Charles Darwin, 29 vols. London: Pickering and Chatto.

Barrett PH, Gautrey PJ, Herbert S, Kohn D and Smith S (eds) (1987) Darwin's Notebooks, 1836–1844: Geology, Transmutation of Species, Metaphysical Enquiries. London: Natural History Museum.

Browne EJ (1995) Voyaging. A Biography of Charles Darwin, vol. 1. London: Jonathan Cape.

Burkhardt FH, Smith S (eds) (1994) Calendar of the Correspondence of Charles Darwin, 1821–1882. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (1st edn 1985 New York: Garland).

Burkhardt FH, Smith S (eds) (1985–) Correspondence of Charles Darwin, 11 vols. (continuing). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Colp R (1977) To Be an Invalid: the Illness of Charles Darwin. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Desmond AJ and Moore JR (1992) Darwin. London: Michael Joseph.

Freeman RB (1977) The Works of Charles Darwin. An Annotated Bibliographical Handlist, 2nd edn. Folkestone, UK: Dawson.

Keynes RD (1988) Diary of the Voyage of HMS Beagle. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

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Browne, Janet(Feb 2002) Darwin, Charles Robert. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002397]