About Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin (February 12 1890 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist. He devoted most of his lifetime to studying the relation between morphological characteristics and genetics, based on which he proposed the famous theory of evolution and published it in the well-known The Origin of Species in 1859. The observation and inspiration in this book are mostly from his another famous adventure, The Voyage of the Beagle. In his five-year voyage on HMS Beagle, he observed and collected hundreds of specimens, and detailed his studies on geology and zoology in his notebooks, which are currently kept in the museum of the Zoological society of London.