July 12, 2010

ASU researcher helps verify historic Darwin book

Posted: July 12, 2010

Arizona State University researcher Jeremy Rowe employs his expertise in the emerging field of informatics in his work analyzing and authenticating historic photographs, visual records, books and documents.

He recently helped determine the authenticity of a rare first edition of Charles Darwin's famous book "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection."

An Arizona Republic article reports on the discovery of the 1859 book in the Tempe home of Mary Ann Marcus. Mrs. Marcus' late husband, geography professor Melvin Marcus, was the first appointed director of ASU's Center for Environmental Studies (now the Global Institute of Sustainability).

Rowe is a researcher and learning resources specialist in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering, one of ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

Article source:
Arizona Republic/azcentral.com

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