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Origins : selected letters of Charles Darwin, 1825-1859

Author: Charles Darwin; Frederick Burkhardt
Publisher: Cambridge ; University of Cambridge, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : Rev. 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
Correspondence
Named Person: Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Darwin; Frederick Burkhardt
ISBN: 9780521898621 0521898625
OCLC Number: 321044373
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 The Correspondence of Charles Darwin published by Cambridge University Press (1985-91)"--Editor's note.
"First published under the title Charles Darwin's letters: a selection 1825-1859"--T.p. verso
Description: xxviii, 253 p. : ill. ; 23 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Anniversary Edition of the best-selling Burkhardt: Charles Darwin's Letters: A Selection 1825-1859 now with previously unpublished letters.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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