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D A R W I N Multimedia CD-ROM

The Collective Works of Charles Darwin on CD-ROM

Second Edition

Lightbinders is proud to present the second edition of the Darwin CD-ROM. The collection features Darwin's classic works The Origin of Species (6th edition, 1872) and The Descent of Man (1871) as well as The Voyage of the Beagle (1845), The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals (1872) and The Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs (1842). This collection also features the rare first edition On the Various Contrivances by which British and Foreign Orchids are Fertilised by Insects (1862). The Zoology of the Voyage of the Beagle (1839-1842) contains chapters on fossil mammalia, mammalia, birds, fish, reptiles and maps of the voyage. Compiled and illustrated by Darwin's contemporaries, the Zoology is complemented by Toshio Asaeda's 1932 watercolor portraits of Galapagos Archipelago fish. In addition, we're offering a number of Darwin's diverse and seldom published short papers, including "On the Tendency of Species to Form Varieties" (the 1858 Darwin-Wallace monograph), "On the Formation of Mould" (1838), "A Biographical Sketch of an Infant" (1877), "Observations of Proofs of Recent Elevation on the Coast of Chile" (1837) and "Habits of Ants" (1873). Also included is Darwin's 1,200 page barnacles monograph on the living and fossil Lepadidae and Balanidae, presented as one volume and containing a reference bibliography with over 2,300 entries. An extensive timeline, biographical dictionary, and a bibliography of 1,300 primary and secondary sources is also provided.


The second edition of the Darwin CD-ROM now includes 'The Down House Appeal' video presentation, narrated by Sir David Attenborough FRS. The Down House Appeal is an appeal for donations to support the restoration and maintenance of Down House, the home of Charles Darwin. Produced in late 1996, and narrated by Sir David Attenborough, this 7 minute video superbly shows the intimate environment Darwin chose for the creation of his most important works.


The Darwin CD-ROM is edited by Peter Goldie, Ph.D., President of Lightbinders, and Darwin scholar Michael Ghiselin, Ph.D., MacArthur Foundation fellow and author of the award-winning The Triumph of the Darwinian Method, which is included in the collection. Ghiselin provides introduction and commentary for much of the work. This is a premier addition to the library of the serious academic or anyone with an interest in one of the great modern theorists.

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