The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, Volume 4: 1847-1850

The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, Volume 4: 1847-1850

by Charles Darwin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521255902

ISBN-13: 9780521255905

Pub. Date: 01/28/1989

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This volume covers the first years of Darwin's study of the structure and systematics of barnacles: work that involved a worldwide search for specimens, detailed microscopic investigations, a consideration of the theoretical assumptions underlying classification schemes, and the solution of practical problems of zoological nomenclature. Darwin's convictions

Overview

This volume covers the first years of Darwin's study of the structure and systematics of barnacles: work that involved a worldwide search for specimens, detailed microscopic investigations, a consideration of the theoretical assumptions underlying classification schemes, and the solution of practical problems of zoological nomenclature. Darwin's convictions about the nature and origin of species influenced his observations and conclusions and provided insights that led to some remarkable discoveries. Throughout this period Darwin also maintained his involvement in major geological debates, as shown by important exchanges with Charles Lyell, Robert Chambers, James Dwight Dana, Bernhard Studer, and others. The letters to Darwin include Joseph Dalton Hooker's descriptions of his dramatic and frequently dangerous travels through previously closed regions of Sikkim and Tibet.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521255905
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1989
Series:
Correspondence of Charles Darwin Series , #4
Pages:
711
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.77(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, 1847-1850; Appendixes; Manuscript alterations and comments; Bibliography; Biography; Biographical register and index to correspondents; Index.

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