The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, Volume 8: 1860

The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, Volume 8: 1860

by Charles Darwin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521442419

ISBN-13: 9780521442411

Pub. Date: 02/28/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Volume 8 opens with Darwin eagerly scrutinizing each new review, as one by one all the major media of the day carried notices of the book. To those who express their views privately in letters, Darwin responds patiently and thoughtfully, answering their objections and attempting to guide their fuller understanding of the operation of natural selection. His more…  See more details below

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Volume 8 opens with Darwin eagerly scrutinizing each new review, as one by one all the major media of the day carried notices of the book. To those who express their views privately in letters, Darwin responds patiently and thoughtfully, answering their objections and attempting to guide their fuller understanding of the operation of natural selection. His more personal thoughts emerge in letters to his friends Joseph Dalton Hooker, Charles Lyell, and Thomas Henry Huxley. This volume presents a wealth of detailed information, giving the full range of response to the Origin and revealing how Victorians coped with a theory that many recognized would revolutionize thinking about the organic world and human ancestry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521442411
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Series:
Correspondence of Charles Darwin Series, #8
Pages:
824
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.69(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of letters; Introduction; Acknowledgements; List of provenances; Note on editorial policy; Darwin/Wedgwood genealogy; Abbreviations and symbols; The Correspondence, 1860; Appendixes; Manuscript alterations and comments; Bibliography; Bibliographical register and index to correspondents; Index.

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