Yet more ill-heath, with slow progress on Darwin’s ‘big book’.
Writing tagged: ‘charles lyell’
Book review: ‘The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, volume 11 • 1863’
Six months of illness, and lots of botany.
Charles Darwin’s note-making system
An exploration of how Darwin kept track of his various notes, enabling him to produce a huge body of work.
Newsletter No. 10: ‘Attending a very little to species’
In which Darwin gets to work on species, and I disappear down a research rabbit-hole. With loads of links to recent Darwin- and evolution-related stories.
Newsletter No. 7: ‘Stirring up the mud’
160 years after Darwin ‘stirred up the mud’, the ‘controversy’ over evolution by means of natural selection was settled long ago, as far as the scientific community is concerned.
Newsletter No. 5: ‘Discovery and adventure’
Our fifth newsletter marks the anniversary of Charles Darwin setting sail aboard HMS Beagle.
Newsletter No. 4: ‘Giant leaps’
Apollo 11 · Origin of Species · Richard Owen · Charles Lyell · sloths · lice · deaf moths · pregnant lizards · puppy eyes · palaeoanthropology · book reviews · heads on spikes!
14-May-1856: Darwin starts writing his ‘big species book’
On 14 May 1856, Charles Darwin recorded in his journal that, on the advice of his friend Charles Lyell, after almost 20 years exploring the subject, he had finally begun writing a ‘sketch’ of his ideas on species.
20-Feb-1835: Darwin witnesses an earthquake
On 20th February 1835, while taking a rest in a wood in Valvidia, Southern Chile, Charles Darwin experienced a major earthquake.
10-Jan-1860: Darwin to Lyell
On 10th January 1860, Charles Darwin wrote to his good friend the geologist Charles Lyell, humorously describing mankind’s ancestor.
Such modest ambitions, Mr Darwin!
In 1841, Darwin's ill-health evidently left him with low expectations of his future ability to contribute to science.
01-Jul-1858: Darwin goes public
Charles Darwin finally went public with his theory of evolution by means of Natural Selection on 1st July 1858.