Darwin Day
12 February 2009

Charles Darwin

12 February 2009 is the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth. 2009 also marks the 150th anniversary of the original publication of On the Origin of Species.

 

What a great incentive to learn more about Charles Darwin, his theory of natural selection, and evolution!

Extra Credit will be offered to any of my students that attend Dr. Stephen Palumbi's talk entitled Evolution in your daily life: Why it's not just a theory at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 14.


Darwin's Gifts

Darwin's Gift

Online version of a wonderful collection of essays published in the Dec 2008 issue of The Lancet

 

Great Websites to Check Out!

The Complete Works of Charles Darwin Online!

About Darwin's Life - an online article summarizing Darwin's life.

Learn about the Beagle Voyage! This comprehensive site also has lots of wonderful info about Darwin.

 

Video

PBS Evolution series - ONLINE!
Darwin's Dangerous Idea Part One, Part Two
Great Transformations
Extinction
Evolutionary Arms Race
Why Sex?
The Mind's Big Bang

The Four Winged Dinosaur - Online access to this wonderful episode of Nova!

Take a tour of Down House, Darwin's home in Kent.

 

Web Activities from the PBS website
Type in "Evolution Web Activities" if search is blank - or look through the library

 

Some Great Reading!

The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin - online!

On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin - online!

Charles Darwin: Voyaging and Charles Darwin: The Power of Place By Janet Browne

The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time By Jonathan Weiner - One of my very favorite books.

Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5 Billion-Year History of the Human Body By Neil Shubin

Life : A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth or Trilobite : Eyewitness to Evolution By Richard Fortey - My favorite writer!

The Diversity of Life or Biophilia By Edward O. Wilson - Another excellent writer, read any of his books!

The Ancestor's Tale : A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution By Richard Dawkins - very readable but very big!

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