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Evolutionary Writings : Including the Autobiographies - Charles Darwin

Evolutionary Writings

Including the Autobiographies

Paperback Published: 6th June 2010
ISBN: 9780199580149
Number Of Pages: 544

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This unique anthology brings together a marvelous collection of Darwin's most accessible and significant writings, providing the most fully rounded picture of his ideas to be found in a single volume. This marvelous book presents readers with the key chapters of his most important books, including excerpts from the Journal of Researches on the Beagle voyage (1845), the Origin of Species (1859), and the Descent of Man (1871), along with the full, authoritative text of Darwin's delightful autobiography Recollections. These writings are accompanied by generous selections of responses from Darwin's nineteenth-century readers, providing a keen sense of the original controversy sparked by his ideas. The wide-ranging Introduction by James A. Secord explores the global impact and origins of Darwin's work and the reasons for its unparalleled significance today. The book also includes a map of the Beagle's voyage, a biographical appendix identifying everyone mentioned in the texts, illustrations from the Journal of Researches, and an index. This generous collection of Darwin's finest writings will make a superb introduction to ideas that truly changed the world.

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`Review from previous edition This fantastic anthology paints an enthralling and complex portrait of Darwin's ideas and his character...Especially enlightening are the snippets of book reviews, editorials and personal letters...which, with James Secord's excellent introduction, put his work into a rich historical context and illuminate the debates over religion, morality and human nature that still rage.' New Scientist 7 February 2009

Journal of Researches Map of the Beagle voyage Journal of Researches Reviews and Responses Origin of Species On the Origin of Species Reviews and Responses Descent of Man The Descent of Man Reviews and Responses Autobiographies Life (1838) Recollections of the Development of My Mind and Character (1876-81) The Making of a Celebrity

ISBN: 9780199580149
ISBN-10: 0199580146
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: 6th June 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.0  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.37

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