Darwin: On the Origin of Species

7 Jan, 2009 570 Biology

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species, Melvyn Bragg presents a series about Darwin’s life and work.How Darwin was eventually persuaded to publish On the Origin of Species in November 1859 and the book’s impact on fellow scientists and the general public.Featuring contributions from Darwin biographer Jim Moore, Steve Jones, geneticist at University College London, Jim Secord of the Darwin Correspondence Project and Johannes Vogel, Sandy Knapp and Judith Magee, all of the National History Museum.

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  • Jim Moore 4 episodes
    Darwin biographer
  • Steve Jones 22 episodes
    Geneticist at University College London
  • Jim Secord 2 episodes
    Darwin Correspondence Project
  • Johannes Vogel No other episodes
    National History Museum
  • Sandy Knapp 4 episodes
    National History Museum
  • Judith Magee No other episodes
    National History Museum

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