Evolutionary Writings: Including the Autobiographies

Evolutionary Writings: Including the Autobiographies

by Charles Darwin
     
 

This unique anthology brings together a marvelous collection of Darwin's most accessible and significant writings, providing the most fully rounded picture of his ideas to be found in a single volume. This marvelous book presents readers with the key chapters of his most important books, including excerpts from the Journal of Researches on the Beagle voyage (1845),

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This unique anthology brings together a marvelous collection of Darwin's most accessible and significant writings, providing the most fully rounded picture of his ideas to be found in a single volume. This marvelous book presents readers with the key chapters of his most important books, including excerpts from the Journal of Researches on the Beagle voyage (1845), the Origin of Species (1859), and the Descent of Man (1871), along with the full, authoritative text of Darwin's delightful autobiography Recollections. These writings are accompanied by generous selections of responses from Darwin's nineteenth-century readers, providing a keen sense of the original controversy sparked by his ideas. The wide-ranging Introduction by James A. Secord explores the global impact and origins of Darwin's work and the reasons for its unparalleled significance today. The book also includes a map of the Beagle's voyage, a biographical appendix identifying everyone mentioned in the texts, illustrations from the Journal of Researches, and an index. This generous collection of Darwin's finest writings will make a superb introduction to ideas that truly changed the world.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199580149
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
06/06/2010
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
459,158
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Journal of Researches
Map of the Beagle voyage
Journal of Researches
Reviews and Responses
Origin of Species
On the Origin of Species
Reviews and Responses
Descent of Man
The Descent of Man
Reviews and Responses
Autobiographies
Life (1838)
Recollections of the Development of My Mind and Character (1876-81)
The Making of a Celebrity

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