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The The Correspondence of Charles Darwin : Volume 1, 1821-1836: The Correspondence of Charles Darwin: Volume 1, 1821-1836 1821-36 v.1 - Charles Darwin

The The Correspondence of Charles Darwin

Volume 1, 1821-1836: The Correspondence of Charles Darwin: Volume 1, 1821-1836 1821-36 v.1

Hardcover Published: 29th March 1985
ISBN: 9780521255875
Number Of Pages: 752

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This volume inaugurates a complete edition of The Correspondence of Charles Darwin. For the first time full authoritative texts of Darwin's letters are available, edited according to modern textual editorial principles and practice. The first volume of the edition contains the letters of the years 1821-1836. They begin with one written to Darwin at the age of twelve and continue through his school days at Shrewsbury, his two years as a medical student at Edinburgh, the undergraduate years at Cambridge, and his five years of exploration and learning during the voyage of the Beagle. These were Darwin's years of initiation and preparation for a life of science. In the earliest letters Darwin appears already keenly interested in natural history and an avid collector of minerals, plants, marine invertebrates, and insects - especially beetles. The letters of the succeeding years tell the story of the young Darwin's development up to his return to England when, at the age of twenty-seven, he was received as a colleague by Charles Lyell, Adam Sedgwick, and other leading scientists, who had already heard of his discoveries and observations during the Beagle voyage.

"...a valuable documentary resource in itself because, after all, Charles Darwin is one of those rare human beings whose influence on life and thought has been pervasive." Michael T. Steiber, Huntia "What more can be said of the continuation of this already f amous edition of Darwin's letters, than to repeat that it fully meets the meticulous and thorough scholarship of the four volumes that have preceded it?" The Quarterly Review of Biology

List of illustrations
List of letters
List of provenances
Note on editorial policy
Darwin/Wedgwood genealogy
Abbreviations and symbols
The correspondence, 1821-36
Manuscript alterations and comments
Biographical register and index to correspondents
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521255875
ISBN-10: 0521255872
Series: Correspondence of Charles Darwin : Book 1
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 752
Published: 29th March 1985
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15  x 5.08
Weight (kg): 1.32