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Author Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882.
Title Evolution : selected letters of Charles Darwin 1860-1870 / edited by Frederick Burkhardt, Samantha Evans, Alison M. Pearn ; foreword by David Attenborough.
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Author Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882.
Subject Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882. Correspondence.
Naturalists -- Great Britain -- Correspondence.
Alt Name Burkhardt, Frederick, 1912-2007.
Evans, Samantha, 1966-
Pearn, Alison M.
Attenborough, David, 1926-
Add Title Selected letters of Charles Darwin 1860-1870
Description 1 online resource (xxii, 308 pages) : illustrations
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword / David Attenborough -- Introduction -- Editor's note -- Symbols and abbreviations -- Prologue: 1860 -- 1861 -- 1862 -- 1863 -- 1864 -- 1865 -- 1866 -- 1867 -- 1868 -- 1869 -- 1870 -- Bibliography register -- Bibliography of biographical sources -- Bibliographical note -- Acknowledgments -- Index.
Summary Charles Darwin is a towering figure in the history of science, who changed the direction of modern thought by establishing the basis of evolutionary biology. With a Foreword by Sir David Attenborough, this is a fascinating insight into Darwin's life as he first directly addressed the issues of humanity's place in nature, and the consequences of his ideas for religious belief. Incorporating previously unpublished material, this volume includes letters written by Darwin, and also those written to him by friends and scientific colleagues world-wide, by critics who tried to stamp out his ideas, and admirers who helped them to spread. They take up the story of Darwin's life in 1860, in the immediate aftermath of the publication of On the Origin of Species, and carry it through one of the most intense and productive decades of his career, to the eve of publication of Descent of Man in 1871.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780511396663 (electronic bk.)
051139666X (electronic bk.)
9780511399015 (electronic bk. ; ebrary)
0511399014 (electronic bk. ; ebrary)
9780511401350 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
0511401353 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
0511397437 (electronic bk.)
9780511397431 (electronic bk.)
0521874122 (Cloth)
9780521874120 (hbk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9786611383244
OCLC # 236057003
Additional Format Print version: Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882. Evolution. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008 9780521874120 0521874122 (OCoLC)182563675


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