Friday Freestuff - 28th November

28 November 2014

The evolution of Darwin's Origin: Cambridge releases 12,000 papers online

The origins of Darwin's theory of evolution – including the pages where he first coins and commits to paper the term 'natural selection' – were just made freely available (on the 24th November) in one of the most significant releases of Darwin material in history.

In total, Cambridge Digital Library has released more than 12,000 hi-resolution images, alongside transcriptions and detailed notes, as a result of an international collaboration with the Darwin Manuscript Project, based at the American Museum of Natural History. These papers chart the evolution of Darwin's journey, from early theoretical reflections while on board HMS Beagle, to the publication of On the Origin of Species – 155 years ago. See more at: