Charles Darwin and the Evolution Revolution

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CHRONOLOGY

1809

Charles Darwin born at Shrewsbury, England, February 12

1817

Mother dies

1817–25

Attends Shrewsbury School

1825–27

Studies medicine at Edinburgh University, Scotland

1828–31

Attends Cambridge University, England

1831–36

Travels around world on survey ship Beagle

1837

Begins first notebook on changes in species

1838

Reads Thomas Malthus’s Essay on the Principle of Population

1839

Marries Emma Wedgwood in January; son William born in December; first period of severe illness

1839–43

Edits five volumes on zoology of Beagle voyage

1842

Moves to Down House, outside London

1842–46

Writes three volumes on geology of Beagle voyage

1844

Writes unpublished essay on evolution

1846–55

Studies and writes about barnacles

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  • Charles Darwin - And the Evolution Revolution 3
  • Contents 5
  • Chapter 1 - Starting Points 9
  • Chapter 2 - The Restless Searcher 25
  • Chapter 3 - The Voyage of the Beagle 40
  • Chapter 4 - The Birth of a Theory 58
  • Chapter 5 - A‘‘devil’s Chaplain’’ 76
  • Chapter 6 - Darwin’s Legacy 105
  • Chronology 117
  • Glossary 119
  • Further Reading 121
  • Index 125
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