Charles Darwin Anniversary
2009 represented two important anniversaries in the history of science. Charles Darwin was born 200 years ago and his path breaking On the Origin of Species was published 150 years ago.
This exhibit of books and artifacts celebrates those twin anniversaries. Items in the exhibit are drawn form library collections as well as those of Dr. William F. McComas, Parks Professor of Science Education at the University of Arkansas. Here you can see a first edition (1859) of the Origin of Species,a model of the Beagle, other scientific works on evolution and biodiversity from the time of Darwin, and related materials.