Life and Letters of Charles Darwin : Volume I (Illustrated)

Life and Letters of Charles Darwin : Volume I (Illustrated)

by Charles Darwin

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Life and Letters of Charles Darwin : Volume I (Illustrated) by Charles Darwin

“In choosing letters for publication I have been largely guided by the wish to illustrate my father's personal character. But his life was so essentially one of work, that a history of the man could not be written without following closely the career of the author. Thus it comes about that the chief part of the book falls into chapters whose titles correspond to the names of his books. In arranging the letters I have adhered as far as possible to chronological sequence, but the character and variety of his researches make a strictly chronological order an impossibility. It was his habit to work more or less simultaneously at several subjects. Experimental work was often carried on as a refreshment or variety, while books entailing reasoning and the marshalling of large bodies of facts were being written. Moreover, many of his researches were allowed to drop, and only resumed after an interval of years."

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ISBN-13: 9781304714992
Publisher: Lulu.com
Publication date: 12/14/2013
Sold by: LULU PRESS
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Date of Birth:

February 12, 1809

Date of Death:

April 19, 1882

Place of Birth:

Shrewsbury, England

Place of Death:

London, England

Education:

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

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