Darwin Online Digitizes the Complete Library of the HMS Beagle

Charles Darwin’s voyage on the HMS Beagle is famous for having led to some of the most groundbreaking work in evolutionary biology. Data gathered during the five-year, globe-spanning expedition was central to the evidence Darwin presented in his 1859 title On the Origin of Species, which introduced the concept of natural selection and the theory of evolution. This voyage so intrigues people to this day that almost every written work produced by Darwin on the ship has been made public—from his diary to his letters.