Darwin and the Evolution of a Theory



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From the exhibition brochure:

An exhibition of rare books, manuscripts, images and scientific specmens [sic] drawn from the collections of UC Berkeley's libraries and museums

August 13-December 23, 2009

UC Berkeley has one of the most magnificent library collections, and the greatest natural history museums, of any university in the world. So it seemed only fitting to honor the greatest biologist of all time, Charles Darwin, with an exhibition of rare books and images from Bancroft and other UC libraries. These are complemented by a selection of artifacts and natural history specimens from the Museum of Paleontology, the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, the University and Jepson Herbaria, the Essig Museum of Entomology, and the Hearst Museum of Anthropology.

The occasion for honoring Darwin, of course, is the 200th anniversary of his birth on February 12, 1809, and the 150th anniversary of his great work, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, published on November 24, 1859, in London by John Murray. But this exhibition is not just about the Origin. It also encompasses the books that influenced Darwin in developing his great ideas, including the narratives of great explorers, the natural histories of Britain and elsewhere, and the treatises on geology and classification. It also celebrates the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle not only with published accounts from the voyage, but with specimens of plants, animals, and fossils just like those that Darwin collected--topped off with a scale-model of the vessel herself.
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madeeds Over 1 year ago
Fantastic museum synth!
madeeds Over 1 year ago
Where is this? Can you geotag it for us?
sirgnavic Over 1 year ago
I have added the geotag. Also, check out the highlights for a complete tour of the exhibition.
LikeRain Over 1 year ago
i like the tortoises. at least their evolution is rapid
madeeds Over 1 year ago
Thanks for the location!
TonyErnst Over 1 year ago
This is really well done. Great job with the highlights
nutterguy Over 1 year ago
Thanks for this! Great job as well, spent quite a while going though all your highlights.
Wish more museums would allow this, most don't even allow photography :-(
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