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Origins : selected letters of Charles Darwin 1822-1859

Author: Charles Darwin; Frederick Burkhardt; Stephen Jay Gould
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Anniversary edView all editions and formats
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"Charles Darwin changed the direction of modern thought by establishing the basis of evolutionary biology. This volume brings together a fascinating selection of his letters, offering a glimpse of his daily experiences, scientific observations, his personal concerns, and friendships. Beginning with a charming set of letters written to an unnamed friend at the age of twelve, through his university years in Edinburgh  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
Briefsammlung 1822-1859
Collected correspondence
Correspondence
Collected Correspondence
Named Person: Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles / 1809-1882 / Correspondence Darwin; Charles Darwin
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Darwin; Frederick Burkhardt; Stephen Jay Gould
ISBN: 9780521898621 0521898625
OCLC Number: 191890747
Notes: Originally published under the title Charles Darwin's letters, 1996.
Description: xxviii, 253 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits, genealogical tables ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Stephen Jay Gould --
Shrewsbury --
Edinburgh --
Cambridge --
Offer --
Voyage: South America --
East Coast --
Voyage: South America --
West Coast --
Homeward Bound --
1837 --
1838 --
1839-1843 --
1844 --
1845-1846 --
1847 --
1848 --
1849 --
1850 --
1851 --
1852-1854 --
1855 --
1856 --
1857 --
1859 --
Notes.
Other Titles: Correspondence.
Responsibility: edited by Frederick Burkhardt ; foreword by Stephen Jay Gould.

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Special Anniversary Edition of the best-selling Burkhardt: Charles Darwin's Letters: A Selection 1825-1859 now with previously unpublished letters.  Read more...

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