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Charles Darwin's autobiography; with his notes and letters depicting the growth of the origin of species,

Author: Charles Darwin; Francis Darwin, Sir; George Gaylord Simpson
Publisher: New York, Schuman [©1950]
Series: Life of science library.
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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  Read more...
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Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882.
Charles Darwin's autobiography.
New York, Schuman [©1950]
(OCoLC)654896864
Named Person: Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Darwin; Francis Darwin, Sir; George Gaylord Simpson
OCLC Number: 674632
Description: 266 pages portraits.
Contents: The meaning of Darwin / by George Gaylord Simpson --
Charles Darwin's autobiography --
Reminiscences of my father's everyday life / by Sir Francis Darwin --
The growth of the Origin of species: notes and sketches, 1837-1844 --
The Origin of species: letters, 1843-1856 --
The unfinished book: May 1856 to June 1858 --
The writing of the Origin of species: June 18, 1858 to November 1859.
Series Title: Life of science library.
Responsibility: ed. by Francis Darwin; and an introductory essay, "The meaning of Darwin," by George Gaylord Simpson.

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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.

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