The Works Of Charles Darwin, Volume 2

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Charles Robert Darwin (1809–1882) has been widely recognized since his own time as one of the most influential writers in the history of Western thought. His books were widely read by specialists and the general public, and his influence had been extended by almost continuous public debate over the past 150 years. New York University Press's new paperback edition makes it possible to review Darwin's public literary output as a whole, plus his scientific journal articles, his ...

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Overview

Charles Robert Darwin (1809–1882) has been widely recognized since his own time as one of the most influential writers in the history of Western thought. His books were widely read by specialists and the general public, and his influence had been extended by almost continuous public debate over the past 150 years. New York University Press's new paperback edition makes it possible to review Darwin's public literary output as a whole, plus his scientific journal articles, his private notebooks, and his correspondence.

This is complete edition contains all of Darwin's published books, featuring definitive texts recording original pagination with Darwin's indexes retained. The set also features a general introduction and index, and introductions to each volume.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Are they needed? To be sure. The Darwinian industry, industrious though it is, has failed to provide texts of more than a handful of Darwin's books. If you want to know what Darwin said about barnacles (still an essential reference to cirripedists, apart from any historical importance) you are forced to search shelves, or wait while someone does it for you; some have been in print for a century; various reprints have appeared and since vanished.”
-Eric Korn,Times Literary Supplement
Library Journal
ea. vol: New York Univ. Pr. dist. by Columbia Univ. Pr. 1987. index. ref Darwin's continuing interest to general readers and to scholars is evidenced by the popular Beagle series on public television, the current controversy between creationists and ``traditional'' evolutionists, and the publication of a new edition of his works. The publishers claim this to be the first complete edition of all Darwin's published books. Vols. 1-10 appear now; volumes 11-29 are scheduled for 1988. Darwin authorities Paul Barrett and R. B. Freeman of Michigan State and London universities, respectively, edited the collection. A general introduction to the entire set is included in vol. 1, and a general index is planned for vol. 29. Individual volumes contain their own indexes. The text is based on the concept of a ``definitive'' edition. Vols. 1-9 contain all the Beagle writings; vol. 10, The Foundation of the `` Origin of the Species .'' The narrativeand most popularof the Beagle writings, contained in vol. 1, is reprinted from the edition established by Nora Barlow, Darwin's granddaughter, published by Cambridge in 1933. Vols. 2 and 3 contain Darwin's first book, originally published in 1839. Vols. 4-6 cover the mammals, birds, fishes, and amphibians studied on the voyage. The original Latin descriptions are given with translations. Some of these sections were prepared by contemporaries of Darwin, who are given credit. Vols. 7-9 contain the critical introductions written by Professor John Wesley Judd of the Royal School of Mines, London, and published in the Ward Lock, Minerva edition of 1890. Vol. 10 contains two essays written in 1842 and 1844, the former discovered in 1896 after Darwin's death and published with the 1844 essay in 1909. The set is sturdily bound in tasteful dark green cloth with good type and pleasingly wide margins. To have all Darwin's books currently available in a uniform and well-edited collection is a momentous publishing event. Recommended for most academic and large public libraries and other institutions where appropriate. Harry E. Whitmore, formerly Arrowhead Lib. System, Virginia, Minn.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814720455
  • Publisher: New York University Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Series: Volume 2
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 262
  • Product dimensions: 0.59 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles Darwin

Paul H. Barrett, is Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Michigan University.

R. B. Freeman is Emeritus Reader and Honorary Research Fellow, University of London.

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    1. Date of Birth:
      February 12, 1809
    2. Place of Birth:
      Shrewsbury, England
    1. Date of Death:
      April 19, 1882
    2. Place of Death:
      London, England
    1. Education:
      B.A. in Theology, Christ’s College, Cambridge University, 1831

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