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Darwin's on-board library goes online

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SINGAPORE, July 15 (UPI) --Charles Darwin's complete set of books, including diaries, that he took on his five-year voyage are available online, beginning Tuesday.

The 404-book library of reading material the naturalist brought on his world tour aboard the HMS Beagle in the 1830s, which influenced his writing on evolution, were brought together through the Darwin Online Beagle Library project -- the curator of the website where the books can be read.

The voyage of Darwin (1809-1882) is considered among the most significant events in history, forming his later-published views on nature and evolution, and the thesis that all species on earth descended from common ancestors.

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