The life and accomplishments of Charles Darwin

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    Birth to Death

    Charles Darwin was born on February 12th, 1809, at The Mount, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. A lot of words I know, and he died April 19th, 1882, at Downe, United Kingdom, some believed he passed away from scarlet fever, but it's been decided by historians that he passed away due to heart disease, at the age of 73.
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    HMS Beagle

    Darwin was recommended as a naturalist on the HMS Beagle, which was bound on a long scientific survey expedition to South America and the South Seas (1831–36). His zoological and geological discoveries on the voyage resulted in numerous important publications and formed the basis of his theories of evolution.
  • On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection

    On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection
    Darwin worked on his theory for more than 20 years before publishing it in his famous On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection (1859). The book was immediately in great demand, and Darwin’s intensely controversial theory was accepted quickly in most scientific circles, most opposition came from religious leaders. Though Darwin’s ideas were modified by later developments in genetics and molecular biology, his work remains central to modern evolutionary theory.
  • The Descent of Man

     The Descent of Man
    Darwin expands on his theories of natural selection, which he first articulated in On the Origin of Species. Darwin wrote this book to explore the following three concepts: whether man descended from a pre-existing form, the manner of that development, and the importance of racial variation among the species of man.