The Correspondence of Charles Darwin: Volume 24, 1876

The Correspondence of Charles Darwin: Volume 24, 1876

by Charles DarwinFrederick Burkhardt The Editors of the Darwin Correspondence Project and others

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 02/12/2016

  $117.80

This volume is part of the definitive edition of letters written by and to Charles Darwin, the most celebrated naturalist of the nineteenth century. Notes and appendixes put these fascinating and wide-ranging letters in context, making the letters accessible to both scholars and general readers. Darwin depended on correspondence to collect data from all over the world, and to discuss his emerging ideas with scientific colleagues, many of whom he never met in person. The letters are published chronologically: volume 24 includes letters from 1876, the year in which Darwin published Cross and Self Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom, and started writing Forms of Flowers. In 1876, Darwin's daughter-in-law, Amy, died shortly after giving birth to a son, Bernard Darwin, an event that devastated the family. The volume includes a supplement of 182 letters from earlier years, including a newly discovered collection of letters from William Darwin, Darwin's eldest son.

ISBN:
9781316850688
9781316850688
Category:
History of science
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
02-12-2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin (1809–19 April 1882) is considered the most important English naturalist of all time. He established the theories of natural selection and evolution.

His theory of evolution was published as On the Origin of Species in 1859, and by the 1870s is was widely accepted as fact.

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