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Darwin exhibit at library through Oct. 29

9/16/2011 —

The Penn State Hazleton Library is hosting a traveling exhibition about famed English naturalist Charles Darwin titled “Rewriting the Book of Nature: Charles Darwin and the Rise of Evolutionary Theory.” The display marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin (Feb. 12, 1809 – April 19, 1882) and the 150th anniversary of the publication of “On the Origin of Species” (Nov. 24, 1859).

The exhibit explores Charles Darwin’s vision—“from so simple a beginning, endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being evolved”—a vision that now forms the foundation of the biological sciences. Radical in sweep, Darwin’s idea of naturally innovating and endlessly changing webs of life undercut all previous sciences.

Produced by the History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine and the Office of History, National Institutes of Health, the display will run through Oct. 29 and is available for viewing during library hours. The library is open 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, and 2 to 10 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information, contact the Penn State Hazleton Library at 570-450-3170.

Additional information is available at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/darwin/.

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