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Darwin's 'On the Origin of Species'

Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882)Download the full text of Darwin's 'On the Origin of Species' with an illustrated guide by clicking on Darwin's image.

1 - When you start downloading the file, your machine will ask you where you want to save it on your system. You can put it anywhere you like, but it is important to remember where you put it.

2 - Extract the contents of the zip file. There are many ways of doing this, depending on what kind of unzipping program you have. If you do not have an unzipping program installed on your machine, there are a wide range of them freely available on the internet, most of which come with extremely full documentation. On most Windows or Macintosh machines, all you need to do is to find the file origin.zip and double-click on it to begin the unzip process. If you are using a DOS based unzipper such as PKUNZIP, you should consult the documentation for that program for more specific instructions. IMPORTANT Whatever method you use, it is important to make sure that the directory structure is kept when you unzip the files stored in origin.zip. Almost all unzipping programs have a way of doing this, whether by clicking 'yes' in a check box (on Windows or Macintosh machines) or by adding a commandline parameter such as -d (on certain DOS based unzipping programs). Just as you remembered which directory you downloaded the zip file into,you should also remember which directory you extracted the contents ofthe zip file into. The default directory to extract to is C:\darwin,although you may change this to anything you like.

3 - To launch the offline version. Assuming you extracted the files to the default directory, simply fire up your favourite web browser program and view the fileC:\darwin\index.htm

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Ian Pitchford and Robert M. Young - Last updated: 28 May, 2005 02:29 PM

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