The cabin where Darwin worked and slept also housed the ship’s library, which he used for both reference and inspiration in his research. The library was dispersed at the end of the voyage, and its contents have been unknown. Now, 178 years later, science historian John van Wyhe of the National University of Singapore has reconstructed a virtual version of Darwin’s library, by cataloguing all of the printed sources Darwin made reference to in his travel notes.If the link in the quoted section doesn't work, this should.
Friday, 18 July 2014
Read from Darwin's library on the Beagle.