Memorials of Sir C. J. F. Bunbury, Bart 9 Volume Set

Memorials of Sir C. J. F. Bunbury, Bart 9 Volume Set

by Charles James Fox Bunbury
     
 

Sir Charles James Fox Bunbury (1809–86), the distinguished botanist and geologist, corresponded regularly with Lyell, Horner, Darwin and Hooker among others, and helped them in identifying botanical fossils. He was active in the scientific societies of his time, becoming a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1851. This nine-volume edition of his letters and diaries…  See more details below

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Sir Charles James Fox Bunbury (1809–86), the distinguished botanist and geologist, corresponded regularly with Lyell, Horner, Darwin and Hooker among others, and helped them in identifying botanical fossils. He was active in the scientific societies of his time, becoming a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1851. This nine-volume edition of his letters and diaries was published privately by his wife Frances Horner and her sister Katherine Lyell between 1890 and 1893. His copious journal and letters give an unparalleled view of the scientific and cultural society of Victorian England, and of the impact of Darwin's theories on his contemporaries. In addition to his scientific work, Bunbury was very interested in the arts, a voracious reader, commenting on what he read, and enjoyed travel, as well as keeping up with politics. In general, his is a fascinating voice speaking to the reader directly from his society and his era.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781108041218
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/31/2012
Series:
Cambridge Library Collection - Life Sciences
Pages:
4242
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 2.40(d)

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