Sunday, April 12, 2009

Darwin's Easter Egg

A volunteer at the University Museum of Zoology Cambridge found this egg, which was collected by Charles Darwin during his voyage on the HMS Beagle, after it had been lost in the museum's collection for nearly 200 years. I love that this happened just in time for Easter and the celebration of Darwin's 200th birthday. You can read more about it here.

I also discovered the Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online, including his diaries, notebooks and illustrations. These photos are from The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals published in 1872:

low spirits, anxiety, grief, dejection, despair

The Darwin Online site not only has the complete texts of Darwin's writings but images of the book covers and individual pages. It's well worth a visit, especially if you can't make it to the Darwin Exhibition at the Natural History Museum.

Happy Easter!

1 comment:

brie aku sefakor said...

these are great! i hope you had a nice easter--sorry i missed you yesterday.