Summer Reading – Darwin’s Personal Library, Now Online!

old booksThe personal library of Charles Darwin, including notes and scribbles on his notepapers, are being digitized, in an effort to make them available to all. University of Cambridge reports:

In total, Darwin’s library amounted to 1480 books, of which 730 contain abundant research notes in their margins. These annotated books are now in the process of being digitized. The first phase of this project has just been completed, with 330 of the most heavily annotated books launched online at the Biodiversity Heritage Library for all to read.

Okay, maybe not light reading, but exciting nonetheless!

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