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The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, Volume 2: 1837-1843
     

The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, Volume 2: 1837-1843

by Charles Darwin, Frederick Burkhardt, Sydney Smith, Frederick H. Burkhardt
 

ISBN-10: 0521255880

ISBN-13: 9780521255882

Pub. Date: 02/28/1987

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is the second volume of the complete edition of The Correspondence of Charles Darwin. The letters in this volume were written during the seven years following Darwin's return to England from the Beagle voyage. It was a period of extraordinary activity and productivity in which he became recognised as a naturalist of outstanding ability, as an author and editor

Overview

This is the second volume of the complete edition of The Correspondence of Charles Darwin. The letters in this volume were written during the seven years following Darwin's return to England from the Beagle voyage. It was a period of extraordinary activity and productivity in which he became recognised as a naturalist of outstanding ability, as an author and editor, and as a professional man with official responsibilities in several scientific organizations. During these years he published two books and fifteen papers and he also organized and superintended the publication of th Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle. Busy as he was with scientific activities, Darwin found time to re-establish family ties and friendship, and married his cousin, Emma Wedgewood. In 1842, they moved to Down House, where Darwin was to spend the rest of his life. Viewed retrospectively, the most important of Darwin's activities during the years 1837-1843 was the development and first draft of his ideas on speciation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521255882
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1987
Series:
Correspondence of Charles Darwin Series , #2
Pages:
646
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.57(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of letters; Introduction; Acknowledgments; List of provenances; Note on editorial policy; Darwin/Wedgwood genealogy; Abbreviations and symbols; The correspondence, 1837-43; Appendixes; Manuscript alterations and comments; Bibliography; Biography; Biographical register and index to correspondents; Index.

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