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A life online

Nature volume 443, pages 746747 (19 October 2006) | Download Citation


Darwin is the latest eminent scientist to get an online archive. How do these undertakings change our understanding of history, asks Henry Nicholls.

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  1. Henry Nicholls is a freelance science writer in London.

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