Charles Darwin's The Life of Erasmus Darwin

Charles Darwin's The Life of Erasmus Darwin

by Charles Darwin
     
 
Charles Darwin's grandfather, Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802), was a leading 18th-century physician-intellectual who posited evolution many years before On the Origin of Species (1859). A Royal Society authority on Dr. Darwin presents the grandson's chronicle of and correspondence with him, with the portions excised (said to be 16%) by Charles' daughter restored and noted

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Charles Darwin's grandfather, Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802), was a leading 18th-century physician-intellectual who posited evolution many years before On the Origin of Species (1859). A Royal Society authority on Dr. Darwin presents the grandson's chronicle of and correspondence with him, with the portions excised (said to be 16%) by Charles' daughter restored and noted in italics. Includes a map of UK sites cited, chronology, family tree, list of E. Darwin's first edition books, portion of E. Krause's essay The Scientific Works of Erasmus Darwin from the 1879 book, and a cross- reference of page numbers in the original with those in proofs for the abridged edition. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Editorial Reviews

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"This fascinating work should appeal to historians of science." Choice

"King-Hele has become the leading authority on Charles Darwin's grandfather, Erasmus Darwin...King-Hele illuminates both lives simultaneously." Journal of the History of Biology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521298742
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/30/2011
Pages:
194
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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From the Publisher
"This fascinating work should appeal to historians of science." Choice

"King-Hele has become the leading authority on Charles Darwin's grandfather, Erasmus Darwin...King-Hele illuminates both lives simultaneously." Journal of the History of Biology

Meet the Author

Desmond King-Hele, F.R.S. is a leading authority on Erasmus Darwin and has previously edited the Letters of Erasmus Darwin 0521237068

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
February 12, 1809
Date of Death:
April 19, 1882
Place of Birth:
Shrewsbury, England
Place of Death:
London, England
Education:
B.A. in Theology, Christ¿s College, Cambridge University, 1831

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