terça-feira, 28 de abril de 2009

Charles Darwin's Exhibition

Está patente no primeiro piso, do pavilhão Um, uma exposição sobre o fantástico Charles Darwin, para lembrar os seus duzentos anos. Esta mostra foi realizada pela professora Graça Gusmão e conta com diversos trabalhos dos seus alunos das turmas 10º1, 11º1 e 11º3. Fica, neste blogue, uma pequena amostra de quem foi Charles Darwin.
Charles Robert Darwin (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist who realised and presented compelling evidence that all species of life have evolved over time from common ancestors, through the process he called natural selection. The fact that evolution occurs became accepted by the scientific community and much of the general public in his lifetime, while his theory of natural selection came to be widely seen as the primary explanation of the process of evolution in the 1930s, and now forms the basis of modern evolutionary theory. In modified form, Darwin’s scientific discovery is the unifying theory of the life sciences, providing logical explanation for the diversity of life.

Charles Darwin was born in this house, The Mount, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England on 12 February 1809Charles Darwin was born in this house, The Mount, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England on 12 February 1809

Charles Darwin, aged nine, and his sister Catherine.

Edinburgh University, where Darwin abortively studied medicine 1825-1827.

Darwin was an avid collector of beetles while at Cambridge. Some of his specimens survive at the Cambridge Zoology Museum.

HMS Beagle in the Galapagos, 17 October 1835 2.15 p.m., painted by John Chancellor. Courtesy of Gordon Chancellor.

Darwin, settled in London, began a life of scientific publications. This is the title page to the first edition of Journal of Researches (1839).
It was first called Journal and Remarks and later Journal of researches and from 1905 began to carry the title Voyage of the Beagle.

In 1842 Darwin, with his wife Emma, moved to Down House, in Kent, where he spent the rest of his life. It is now maintained as a museum by English Heritage.

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