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The The Correspondence of Charles Darwin : Volume 5, 1851-1855: The Correspondence of Charles Darwin: Volume 5, 1851-1855 1851-55 v. 5 - Charles Darwin

The The Correspondence of Charles Darwin

Volume 5, 1851-1855: The Correspondence of Charles Darwin: Volume 5, 1851-1855 1851-55 v. 5

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The correspondence in this volume reveals the two sides of Darwin's life in a new intensity. It opens with a tragedy, the death of Darwin's oldest and best loved daughter, Anne, and goes on to show how Darwin sought relief from his loss through his work, with a single-minded but increasingly weary commitment to the completion of his cirripede monographs. In September 1854, as soon as the final proofs of the last barnacle volume had been returned to the printer, Darwin threw himself into a resumption of his species work. He followed up old ideas by initiating new experiments and establishing a worldwide correspondence that encompassed geographical distribution, variation, and plant and animal breeding. The wealth of letters through 1855 makes evident the frenzy of intellectual activity that followed Darwin's terse announcement in his diary: "Sept. 9th (1854) began sorting notes for Species Theory..." These letters are indispensable for the Darwin scholar both historically and biologically, while they provide the general reader with a fascinating look at the scientist at work.

"What more can be said of the continuation of this already famous 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 Biologyy and Evolution "It is difficult to imagine historians of modern science, or of any period, who would not find these volumes worth reading." Jane R. Camerini, Isis

List of illustrations
List of letters
Introduction
Acknowledgments
Note on editorial policy
List of provenances
Darwin/Wedgwood genealogy
Abbreviations and symbols
The Correspondence, 1851-55
Appendices
Manuscript alterations and comments
Bibliography
Biographical register and index to correspondents
Index
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ISBN: 9780521255912
ISBN-10: 0521255910
Series: The Correspondence of Charles Darwin : Book 5
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 752
Published: 30th November 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 15.6
Weight (kg): 1.22