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View Resource Voyage of the Beagle

Download this free eBook version of Charles Darwin's famous expedition around the globe from 1831-1836, under the command of Captain Robert FitzRoy. It was on this journey that Darwin visited the Galapagos Islands where he observed the native finches, that led to the development of his highly controversial theory of evolution and natural selection.

View Resource Voyage of the Challenger

Learn more about the historic voyage of the H.M.S. Challenger. Scientists from all disciplines set out on December 21, 1872 for a four year research cruise to map the sea and its contents. This voyage paved the way for the development of marine biology, as we know it today. Site contains information on the instrumentation and laboratories used during the voyage and some of the important...

View Resource Open Collections Programs: Expeditions and Discoveries

Expeditions and discoveries from 1626 to 1953 are the topic of one of Harvard University's latest online collections. Maps, photographs, field notes, and letters are a few of the types of materials the website showcases. Scholars, researchers, educators, the general public, and "students of anthropology, archaeology, astronomy, botany, geography, geology, medicine, oceanography, and zoology"...

View Resource The American Museum of Natural History Congo Expedition 1909-1915

In 1909, scientists Herbert Lang and James P. Chapin, as well as numerous assistants, set out into the remote Central African Congo River basin to explore and catalog the many extraordinary plant and animal species found within. This fabulous new Web sitefrom the American Museum of Natural History details the six-year expedition that resulted in the first comprehensive study of the Congo basin....

View Resource Virtual Antarctica

Provided by Terraquest.com, the Virtual Antarctica Web site presents a ship's expedition to the continent and describes what is found along the way. The science portion describes such things as the geology, geography, and climate of the area, as well as various biological features of the land and water. Other sections of the site contain information on Antarctica's history and ecology, as well as...

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