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Charles Darwin's Letters A Selection, 1825-1859

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ISBN-10: 0521566770

ISBN-13: 9780521566773

Edition: 1998

Authors: Charles Darwin, Frederick Burkhardt

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The letters in this book offer a fascinating window onto Charles Darwin's daily experience, scientific observations, personal concerns and friendships, affording a unique glimpse of Darwin as both naturalist and family man.
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List price: $32.99
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/17/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 279
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Charles Robert Darwin, born in 1809, was an English naturalist who founded the theory of Darwinism, the belief in evolution as determined by natural selection. Although Darwin studied medicine at Edinburgh University, and then studied at Cambridge University to become a minister, he had been interested in natural history all his life. His grandfather, Erasmus Darwin, was a noted English poet, physician, and botanist who was interested in evolutionary development. Darwin's works have had an incalculable effect on all aspects of the modern thought. Darwin's most famous and influential work, On the Origin of Species, provoked immediate controversy. Darwin's other books include Zoology of the…    

Foreword by Stephen Jay Gould
Introduction by Frederick Burkhardt
Editorial note
The Darwin and Wedgwood family tree
Prologue
Edinburgh
Cambridge
The Offer
South America - East Coast
South America - West Coast
Homeward Bound
1837
1838
1839-1843
1844
1845
1846
1847
1848
1849
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1859
Notes
Biographical register
Bibliography of biographical sources
Bibliographical note
Index