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The Correspondence of Charles Darwin

The Correspondence of Charles Darwin

Volume 10. 1862

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  • Date Published: June 1997
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521590327

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  • As the sheer volume of his correspondence indicates, 1862 was a very productive year for Darwin. This was not only the case in his published output (two botanical papers and a book on the pollination mechanisms of orchids), but more particularly in the extent and breadth of the botanical experiments he carried out. The promotion of his theory of natural selection also continued: Darwin's own work expanded on it, Thomas Henry Huxley gave lectures about it and Henry Walter Bates invoked it to explain mimicry in butterflies. This volume concentrates on the progress of his scientific work, but also records the effects of Darwin's continuing ill health and the serious illness of two of his children.

    • First new volume in the Correspondence since 1994
    • Interest in the complete Correspondence may be stimulated by the success of the Selected Letters
    • Series should now resume publication at one volume per year
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Darwin's 1862 correspondence is valuable for researchers and others interested in Victorian studies, providing a coherent picture of his activites during a productive time...Every time a new volume in this series appears, researchers have further reason to rejoice." Joel S. Schwartz, Isis

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 1997
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521590327
    • length: 980 pages
    • dimensions: 242 x 165 x 54 mm
    • weight: 1.66kg
    • contains: 16 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    List of letters
    List of provenances
    Note on editorial policy
    Darwin/Wedgwood genealogy
    Abbreviations and symbols
    The Correspondence, 1862
    Manuscript alterations and comments
    Notes on manuscript sources
    Biographical register and index to correspondents

  • Author

    Charles Darwin


    Frederick Burkhardt, American Council of Learned Societies

    Joy Harvey, Cambridge University Library

    Duncan M. Porter, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    Jonathan R. Topham, Cambridge University Library

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