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ASU researcher helps verify historic Darwin book

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

Article Source: Arizona Republic/
Joe Kullman

Science writer, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering