Find information and resources related to The Galapagos Islands.
The Galapagos Islands are a Volcanic Island Chain in the Pacific Ocean; and a part of the Republic of Ecuador.
Made most famous by Charles Darwin, the islands are a home for many endemic animals and plants. Endemic species are unique to a specific geographic location, and found no where else.
The unique attributes and peculiar habits of the isolated life of the isles, captivates the public. From its initial discovery in 1535, by Fray Tomás de Berlanga, and onward, the world desires to explore the islands and the creatures it offers up to our curiosity.
Galapagos – Realm of Giant Sharks: 53min. Documentary, from 2015.
Galapagos – Smithsonian Institute: 50min. Documentary.
Darwin and the Galapagos islands were mutually beneficial to each other. The islands offered inspiration and verification for many of Darwin’s ideals of interest. By contributing to Darwin’s works(directly and indirectly), the islands became an important fixture in natural history and biology studies.
Books by Charles Darwin: Project Gutenberg listing for Darwin.
Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life: 60 min. documentary.
Charles Darwin’s Library: brought to you by the Biodiversity Heritage Library.
Darwin Audio Books: volunteers have created audio books of works by and about Darwin.
Darwin Correspondence Project: Letters that Darwin sent and received. Interesting insight into his research and life.
Darwin Manuscripts: brought to you by the University of Cambridge.
Darwin Manuscripts Project: brought to you by the American Museum of Natural History.
Darwin Online: Extensive information, publications, manuscripts, and more related content. Even includes Darwin’s student bills. Maybe his bills are not what you are looking for, but the rest will be helpful.
Darwin’s Struggle: The Evolution of the Origin of Species: 60 min. Documentary from 2009.
The Genius of Charles Darwin: 3 part television documentary.
Alfred Russel Wallace
Don’t know who Alfred Wallace is? No worries, sadly a lot of people don’t. However, he is very important! Wallace is considered to co-discoverer of evolution. Unfortunately thanks to his modesty, he is usually just a footnote in many Darwin books.
The only downside to Wallace – he was anti-vaccination!
The Alfred Russel Wallace Correspondence Project: Letters, correspondence, and manuscripts.
The Alfred Russel Wallace Website: The site has seemingly not been updated recently. However, the content already added should be useful.