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Darwin, Francis Sir 1848-1925

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Works: 322 works in 1,090 publications in 4 languages and 11,875 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  Textbooks  Anecdotes  History  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Other, Compiler, Collaborator, Author of introduction, Recipient, Correspondent, Translator, Illustrator, Contributor
Classifications: QH31.D2, 152.42
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posthumous Publications by Francis Darwin, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Francis Darwin
The life and letters of Charles Darwin, including an autobiographical chapter by Charles Darwin ( Book )
154 editions published between 1887 and 2009 in English and held by 2,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In choosing letters for publication I have been largely guided by the wish to illustrate my father's personal character. But his life was so essentially one of work, that a history of the man could not be written without following closely the career of the author. Thus it comes about that the chief part of the book falls into chapters whose titles correspond to the names of his books. In arranging the letters I have adhered as far as possible to chronological sequence, but the character and variety of his researches make a strictly chronological order an impossibility. It was his habit to work more or less simultaneously at several subjects. Experimental work was often carried on as a refreshment or variety, while books entailing reasoning and the marshalling of large bodies of facts were being written. Moreover, many of his researches were allowed to drop, and only resumed after an interval of years. Thus a rigidly chronological series of letters would present a patchwork of subjects, each of which would be difficult to follow. The Table of Contents will show in what way I have attempted to avoid this result. It will be seen, for instance, that the second volume is not chronologically continuous with the first. Again, in the third volume, the botanical work, which principally occupied my father during the later years of his life, is treated in a separate series of chapters"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
The power of movement in plants, by Charles Darwin, assisted by Francis Darwin. With a preface to the Da Capo ed. by Barbara Gillespie Pickard by Charles Darwin ( Book )
85 editions published between 1880 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bewegungsphysiologie, Physiologie
The autobiography of Charles Darwin from the life and letters of Charles Darwin by Charles Darwin ( )
36 editions published between 1887 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The reissue of this volume is a major contribution to the history and philosophy of evolutionary thought."--BOOK JACKET
More letters of Charles Darwin : a record of his work in a series of hitherto unpublished letters by Charles Darwin ( Book )
31 editions published between 1903 and 2003 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The foundations of the origin of species, two essays written in 1842 and 1844 by Charles Darwin ( Book )
24 editions published between 1909 and 2009 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Springtime : and other essays by Francis Darwin ( Book )
14 editions published between 1919 and 2010 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charles Darwin, his life told in an autobiographical chapter and in a selected series of his published letters by Charles Darwin ( Book )
32 editions published between 1892 and 1908 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In preparing this volume, which is practically an abbreviation of the Life and Letters (1887), my aim has been to retain as far as possible the personal parts of those volumes. To render this feasible, large numbers of the more purely scientific letters are omitted, or represented by the citation of a few sentences. In certain periods of my father's life the scientific and the personal elements run a parallel course, rising and falling together in their degree of interest. Thus the writing of the Origin of Species, and its publication, appeal equally to the reader who follows my father's career from interest in the man, and to the naturalist who desires to know something of this turning point in the history of Biology. This part of the story has therefore been told with nearly the full amount of available detail. In arranging my material I have followed a roughly chronological sequence, but the character and variety of my father's researches make a strictly chronological order an impossibility. It was his habit to work more or less simultaneously at several subjects. Experimental work was often carried on as a refreshment or variety, while books entailing reasoning and the marshalling of large bodies of facts were being written. Moreover many of his researches were dropped only to be resumed after years had elapsed. Thus a chronological record of his work would be a patchwork, from which it would be difficult to disentangle the history of any given subject. The Table of Contents will show how I have tried to avoid this result. It will be seen, for instance, that after Chapter VIII. a break occurs; the story turns back from 1854 to 1831 in order that the Evolutionary chapters which follow may tell a continuous story. In the same way the Botanical Work which occupied so much of my father's time during the latter part of his life is treated separately in Chapters XVI. and XVII"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Charles Darwin's autobiography; with his notes and letters depicting the growth of the origin of species by Charles Darwin ( Book )
8 editions published between 1950 and 1961 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What sort of man was this revolutionary thinker? Just what did he do? What do his achievements mean to us and what consequences have they had for our own world? Darwin himself could not anticipate the answer to the last of these three questions. His autobiography is the best single source of answers to the first two. It must be true that no one can adequately judge his own character, but in these pages Darwin, the objective scientist, comes unusually near to a truly dispassionate estimate of himself. - p. 2
Insectivorous plants by Charles Darwin ( Book )
43 editions published between 1875 and 2010 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this 1875 publication, Darwin details the multitude of experiments he conducted, along with many friends, colleagues, and his sons, on carnivorous plants with a special focus on the feeding mechanisms and the adaptations that enabled the plants to survive. This study of feeding flies to plants includes illustrations from Darwin and his sons
Rustic sounds, and other studies in literature and natural history by Francis Darwin ( Book )
12 editions published between 1917 and 2010 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The expression of the emotions in man and animals by Charles Darwin ( Book )
37 editions published between 1889 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shares Darwin's theories about morality and intellect, scientifically examining the way in which humans and other mammals express anger, joy, anxiety, and fear
Practical physiology of plants by Francis Darwin ( Book )
29 editions published between 1890 and 2013 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scientific papers by George Howard Darwin ( Book )
7 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Autobiography of Charles Darwin. With two appendices. comprising a chapter of reminiscences and a statement of Charles Darwin's religious views by Charles Darwin ( Book )
19 editions published between 1929 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Darwin's short account of his life and work is accompanied by reminiscences by his son
The elements of botany by Francis Darwin ( Book )
22 editions published between 1895 and 1921 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The foundations of The origin of species, a sketch written in 1842 by Charles Darwin ( Book )
8 editions published between 1909 and 2011 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The variation of animals and plants under domestication by Charles Darwin ( Book )
11 editions published between 1901 and 1905 in English and Undetermined and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leben und Briefe von Charles Darwin : mit einem seine Autobiographie enthaltenden Capitel; mit Porträts, Schriftprobe etc.; in drei Bänden by Charles Darwin ( Book )
12 editions published between 1887 and 1910 in German and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
More Letters of Charles Darwin -- Volume 1 by Charles Darwin ( )
6 editions published between 1903 and 2008 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Life and Letters of Charles Darwin -- Volume 2 by Charles Darwin ( Book )
15 editions published between 1887 and 2007 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The letters given in these chapters will illustrate and amplify the history of Charles Darwin. Specifically the following topics are discussed: the foundations of the 'Origin of Species'; the growth of the 'Origin of Species'; the unfinished book; the writing of the 'Origin of Species'; Professor Huxley on the reception of the 'Origin of Species'; the publication of the 'Origin of Species'; and the spread of evolution." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved)
 
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Alternative Names
Darwin, F. (Francis), 1848-1925
Darwin, F. (Francis), Sir, 1848-1925
Darwin, Fr.
Darwin, Francis
Darwin, Francis, Sir
Darwin, Francis, Sir, 1848-1925
Darwin, Francisco, 1848-1925
Darwin, Franciszek.
Darwin, Frank, 1848-1925
Dārwīn, Frānsīs, 1848-1925
ダーウィン, フランシス
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German (21)
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