Resource Understanding Evolution: Your One-Stop Source for Information on Evolution

United States
18th century
19th century
20th century
Darwin and Charles Robert (1809-1882)
Heredity; evolution; genetics
Natural selection
Science education and teaching
Teaching history of science
Universities and colleges
Alternative Names
  • 10247 (WHSO Record Number)


"Understanding Evolution is a non-commercial, education website, teaching the science and history of evolutionary biology. This site is here to help you understand what evolution is, how it works, how it factors into your life, how research in evolutionary biology is performed, and how ideas in this area have changed over time."

(Quote taken from site.)

Of particular interest to researchers is the section called "What is the history of evolutionary theory?" Available here are a four-part webcast about Darwin, historical information about Darwin, Wallace, and their predecessors, news about Darwin's bicentennial, and information about other researchers and related ideas, including the history of modern genetics and evolutionary thought. These can be found at the following link:

The webcasts require Flash or RealPlayer to be installed.

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WHSO Record Created By: Amy Rodgers