The Multifarious Mr. Darwin

October 2 - December 23, 2008

Charles Darwin photograph by Julia Margaret CameronIn honor of the sesquicentenary of the publication of Charles Darwin's Origin of Species, the bicentenary of Darwin's birth, and in conjunction with the "One Book One Northwestern" selection of The Reluctant Mr. Darwin by David Quammen, we are pleased to present this new exhibit. The exhibit features books and other materials not only from the McCormick Library of Special Collections, but from other libraries on the Evanston campus, from the Galter Health Sciences Library, and from the collections of the Field Museum of Natural History and of the Chicago Botanic Garden.The exhibit highlights Charles Darwin's antecedents and influences, his life and the development of his ideas, and reactions and responses to his scientific work.