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Charles Darwin's letters : a selection, 1825-1859

Author: Charles Darwin; Frederick Burkhardt
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : University of Cambridge, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Charles Darwin stands as a towering figure in the history of science, who changed the direction of modern thought by establishing the basis of evolutionary biology. These letters offer a fascinating window into his daily experience, scientific observations, personal concerns and friendships, affording a unique glimpse of Darwin as both naturalist and family man. From his early years at Edinburgh University up to the
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Genre/Form: Briefsammlung
Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Darwin; Frederick Burkhardt
ISBN: 0521562120 9780521562126
OCLC Number: 33899057
Notes: A chart of the Wedgwood and Darwin's family tree on front end papers and a map of the voyage of the Beagle on back end papers.
"The letters in this volume have been selected from the first seven volumes of The Correspondence of Charles Darwin published by Cambridge University Press (1985-91)"--Editor's note.
Description: xxvi, 249 p. ; 23 cm.
Other Titles: Correspondence.
Responsibility: edited by Frederick Burkhardt.
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Charles Darwin stands as a towering figure in the history of science, who changed the direction of modern thought by establishing the basis of evolutionary biology. These letters offer a fascinating window into his daily experience, scientific observations, personal concerns and friendships, affording a unique glimpse of Darwin as both naturalist and family man. From his early years at Edinburgh University up to the publication of the Origin of Species in 1859, the letters in this volume chart the most exciting years of Darwin's life, including the voyage of the Beagle and the subsequent findings which led to his theory of natural selection.

The Cambridge edition of The Correspondence of Charles Darwin (winner of the first Morton N. Cohen Award for a Distinguished Edition of Letters) has been hailed as 'a monumental, beautiful edition' and 'one of the triumphs, in scope and excellence, of post-war publishing'. This selection compiled by the editor of the Correspondence, and with a foreword by Stephen Jay Gould, makes these engaging letters newly available to general readers.

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