Charles Darwin February 12 1809 - April 19 1882

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    Charles Darwin's Contribution to Psychology

  • Charles Darwin’s Voyage of Discovery

    Charles Darwin Joined a five year expedition on a voyage ship the HMS beagle. While on this voyage Darwin started developing his theory on evolution by natural selection. On the voyage, Darwin read Charles Lyell’s ‘Principles of Geology’ which suggested that the fossils found in rocks were evidence of animals that had lived many thousands or millions of years ago.
  • Return from the voyage.

    Charles Darwin returned home and kept in touch with John Henslow, sending him notes regularly about his geological work on the expedition. Henslow put these notes together into a 31 page pamphlet. Henslow distributed to Cambridge’s scientific community and showed paleontologists fossils Darwin had found on the voyage. Darwin established that the South American continent is gradually rising from the ocean.
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    Charles Darwin Book

    1859:On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life
    1862:On the various contrivances by which British and foreign orchids are fertilised by insects
    1865:The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants (Linnean Society paper, published in book form in 1875)
    1868:The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication
    1871:The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex
    1872:The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals
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    Charles Darwin Book CONT

    1875: Insectivorous Plants
    1876: The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom
    1877: The Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species
    1879: "Preface and 'a preliminary notice'" in Ernst Krause's Erasmus Darwin
    1880: The Power of Movement in Plants
    1881: The Formation of Vegetable Mould through the Action of Worm
  • The Origin of Species

    One of the most influential books in history, "the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" was published. His book was delayed about 10 years due to continuous finding but was completed when Alfred Russel Wallace, who was working in the same general field sent Darwin a copy of his book that he was working on. Darwin continued to revise his book through six editions and came out with another book in 1871.