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View Resource The Alfred Russel Wallace Page

This site, brought to the Web by Charles H. Smith, Associate Professor and Science Librarian at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, presents many of the writings of and thoughts about one of the nineteenth century's prominent scientists, the father of biogeography. Smith dedicates his site to clearing up misconceptions about Wallace and to restoring Wallace's ideas to prominence. The...

http://people.wku.edu/charles.smith/index1.htm
View Resource Darwin

While many may know that Charles Darwin was quite happy to keep company with his notebooks and his telescopes, there are many more fascinating things to learn about this remarkable scientist on this engaging and visually appealing website created by the American Museum of Natural History. Designed to function as an online counterpart to a recent in situ exhibition, the site is divided into small...

http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/darwin
View Resource The Complete Work of Charles Darwin

Dr. John van Wyhe certainly has his hands full with this tremendously helpful and compelling website. As a professor at Cambridge University, he has been behind the scenes here for a number of years, and even persons with only a cursory interest in the work of Charles Darwin will find that this site warrants several visits. As noted by the site's introduction, visitors can find all of Darwin's...

http://darwin-online.org.uk/
View Resource Alfred Russel Wallace Collection

One name looms large for the general public when the word "evolution" is mentioned: Charles Darwin. Of course, others are quite aware that Alfred Russel Wallace co-discovered the theory of evolution with Darwin, a fact that the prescient individuals at the Natural History Museum in Britain are well aware of. In 2002, the Museum was able to purchase a rather large collection of Wallace's personal...

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/research-curation/scientific-resources/...
View Resource The Evolution Controversy in North Carolina in the 1920s

The controversy over teaching evolution has a long history in the United States, and this website does a nice job of exploring this controversy has it unfolded in North Carolina in the 1920s. The site includes key primary sources that describe many of the significant issues and events regarding the debate and they have explicitly made an effort "to select sources that reflect all viewpoints."...

http://exhibits.lib.unc.edu/exhibits/show/evolution/