darwin online

anonymous asked:

where can I read books online?? like do I have to download them (which I would prefer not to but am ok with) and also is there any way I can read books offline? is there an app or something?? thanks a bunch 😙💖

Hello! My understanding is that you can download the Wattpad app and read books that authors have put on there. Wattpad also has published classics which you can read because the app doesn’t require internet. There are also other apps on the iPhone or on Android where you can read free books, but I believe most of them are classics.

Also, I found the results below on this website. It also provides links for where to find textbooks, books relating to your interest, children’s books, poetry, and so forth.

  1. Classic Bookshelf: This site has put classic novels online, from Charles Dickens to Charlotte Bronte.
  2. The Online Books Page: The University of Pennsylvania hosts this book search and database.
  3. Project Gutenberg: This famous site has over 27,000 free books online.
  4. Page by Page Books: Find books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and H.G. Wells, as well as speeches from George W. Bush on this site.
  5. Classic Book Library: Genres here include historical fiction, history, science fiction, mystery, romance and children’s literature, but they’re all classics.
  6. Classic Reader: Here you can read Shakespeare, young adult fiction and more.
  7. Read Print: From George Orwell to Alexandre Dumas to George Eliot to Charles Darwin, this online library is stocked with the best classics.
  8. Planet eBook: Download free classic literature titles here, from Dostoevsky to D.H. Lawrence to Joseph Conrad.
  9. The Spectator Project: Montclair State University’s project features full-text, online versions of The Spectator and The Tatler.
  10. Bibliomania: This site has more than 2,000 classic texts, plus study guides and reference books.
  11. Online Library of Literature: Find full and unabridged texts of classic literature, including the Bronte sisters, Mark Twain and more.
  12. Bartleby: Bartleby has much more than just the classics, but its collection of anthologies and other important novels made it famous.
  13. Fiction.us: Fiction.us has a huge selection of novels, including works by Lewis Carroll, Willa Cather, Sherwood Anderson, Flaubert, George Eliot, F. Scott Fitzgerald and others.
  14. Free Classic Literature: Find British authors like Shakespeare and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, plus other authors like Jules Verne, Mark Twain, and more.

Good luck and enjoy reading!

Happy birthday to Charles Darwin! The famed naturalist was born on this day in 1809. 

Happiest at home with his notebooks and his microscope, he shunned the public eye. Controversy made him ill. This brilliant observer of nature kept his most original and revolutionary idea under wraps for decades. Yet today, two centuries after Charles Darwin’s birth, nearly everyone knows his name. What did Darwin do, and why does he still matter so much?

Learn more about this compelling figure in our online exhibition, Darwin

Darwin published only one tree of life in his lifetime, a foldout that appears in On The Origin of Species. But Darwin drew many trees over his career, including this one for primates, the last one he was known to produce, dated April 21, 1868. Learn more about these trees. 

Did you know? We may have Darwin’s children to thank for the surviving handwritten pages of the naturalist’s On the Origin of Species manuscript. Most of the original 600 pages are lost, and of the 45 pages that exist today, many were repurposed by Darwin’s brood of 10 children as art supplies! Read more.

Finally, the AMNH Darwin Manuscripts Project is a historical and textual edition of Charles Darwin’s scientific manuscripts. The database at its core catalogues some 96,000 pages of Darwin scientific manuscripts. Check it out

After Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species in 1859, he spent much of the next two decades conducting research into plant-breeding and other botanical topics, eventually publishing six books on topics ranging from orchids to insect-eating species to the habits of climbing plants.

Housed at the American Museum of Natural History, the Darwin Manuscripts Project will transcribe Darwin’s botanical manuscripts, making them available to all online.