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The autobiography of Charles Darwin

Author: Charles Darwin; Francis Darwin, Sir
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2000.
Series: Great minds series.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In his Autobiography written in 1876 but published posthumously, the naturalist Charles Darwin reflects on those crucial events that resulted in his discovering the scientific theory of organic evolution by means of natural selection. He examines his five-year voyage on the HMS Beagle and subsequent preparation of a manuscript for his pivotal work, On the Origin of Species (1859). Also included are many of Darwin's
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882.
Autobiography of Charles Darwin.
Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2000
(OCoLC)744618128
Named Person: Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Darwin; Francis Darwin, Sir
ISBN: 1573928348 9781573928342
OCLC Number: 44467491
Notes: Originally published: Charles Darwin. New York : D. Appleton and Company, 1893.
Includes index.
Description: xxiv, 365 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. The Darwins --
2. Autobiography --
3. Religion --
4. Reminiscences --
5. Cambridge life : the appointment to the Beagle, 1828-1831 --
6. The voyage, 1831-1836 --
7. London and Cambridge, 1836-1842 --
8. Life at Down, 1842-1854 --
9. The foundations of the Origin of species, 1831-1844 --
10. The growth of the Origin of species, 1843-1858 --
11. The writing of the Origin of species, June 1958 to November 1959 --
12. The publication of the Origin of species, October to December 1859 --
13. The Origin of species : reviews and criticisms, adhesions and attacks, 1860 --
14. The spread of evolution, 1861-1871 --
15. Miscellanea, revival of geological work, the vivisection question, honours --
16. The fertilisation of flowers --
17. Climbing plants, power of movement in plants, insectivorous plants, Kew index of plant names --
18. Conclusion.
Series Title: Great minds series.
Other Titles: Charles Darwin
Responsibility: edited by Francis Darwin ; introduction by H. James Birx.

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"In his Autobiography written in 1876 but published posthumously, the naturalist Charles Darwin reflects on those crucial events that resulted in his discovering the scientific theory of organic evolution by means of natural selection. He examines his five-year voyage on the HMS Beagle and subsequent preparation of a manuscript for his pivotal work, On the Origin of Species (1859). Also included are many of Darwin's important letters, edited by his son, Francis. They reveal the freethinking geobiologist's thoughts on religious beliefs, scientific research, and the bitter controversy surrounding the far-reaching ramifications of evolutionary theory for life on Earth (including our own species).

The reissue of this volume is a major contribution to the history and philosophy of evolutionary thought."--BOOK JACKET.

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