The Correspondence of Charles Darwin 8 Volume Set: 1821-1860

The Correspondence of Charles Darwin 8 Volume Set: 1821-1860

by Cambridge University Press, James A. Secord
     
 

ISBN-10: 052112154X

ISBN-13: 9780521121545

Pub. Date: 11/30/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

On the Origin of Species is one of the great revolutionary books in history; and the best source for understanding it is Charles Darwin's correspondence. These eight award-winning volumes, reprinted for the first time in paperback, present the definitive text of all known letters to and from Darwin during the first half-century of his remarkable life, including the

Overview

On the Origin of Species is one of the great revolutionary books in history; and the best source for understanding it is Charles Darwin's correspondence. These eight award-winning volumes, reprinted for the first time in paperback, present the definitive text of all known letters to and from Darwin during the first half-century of his remarkable life, including the Beagle voyage and the great public debates on his evolutionary theory. In riveting detail, they tell the story of an aimless English schoolboy who emerged as the most controversial man of science of his era. With hundreds of correspondents across the globe and from all walks of life, the over 3000 letters presented here offer an extraordinary panorama of the fast-changing world of the nineteenth century. Poignant and powerful, they offer a moving commentary on issues at the heart of our own concerns, from global environmental change to the effects of science on religious belief.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521121545
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2009
Series:
Correspondence of Charles Darwin Series
Pages:
5750
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 6.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Volumes 1 to 8 of The Correspondence of Charles Darwin.

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