Charles Darwin's The Life of Erasmus Darwin

Charles Darwin's The Life of Erasmus Darwin

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Charles Darwin's The Life of Erasmus Darwin

In observation of the bicentenary of Erasmus Darwin's death, Cambridge is publishing this collection of personal writings by his grandson Charles. This is the first unabridged publication of a book by Charles Darwin, and it contains a series of illuminating insights into his grandfather's life and work. With quotations from letters and candid comments by Charles Darwin about his books; and free of the conventions of scientific writing; this small volume of personal observations illuminates the life of a distinguished scientist as seen by his accomplished successor.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521815260
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/28/2010
Edition description: Unabridged
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Desmond King-Hele, F.R.S. is a leading authority on Erasmus Darwin and has previously edited the Letters of Erasmus Darwin 0521237068

Date of Birth:

February 12, 1809

Date of Death:

April 19, 1882

Place of Birth:

Shrewsbury, England

Place of Death:

London, England


B.A. in Theology, Christ¿s College, Cambridge University, 1831

Table of Contents

Introduction; Synopsis; Charles Darwin's preface; The Life of Erasmus Darwin by Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin's references; Notes on the text.

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"King-Hele has become the leading authority on Charles Darwin's grandfather, Erasmus Darwin...King-Hele illuminates both lives simultaneously." Journal of the History of Biology

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