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The Correspondence of Charles Darwin

The Correspondence of Charles Darwin

Volume 11. 1863

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  • Date Published: January 2000
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521590334

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  • This volume includes many letters previously unpublished, and chronicles a year that was enlivened by scientific controversy and filled with scientific queries and discussions relating to Darwin's transmutation theory. His love of botany and his expanding experimental program is well depicted by correspondence with professional botanists, horticulturalists, and hobbyists. Nine appendixes provide additional information from the Darwin Archive and from nineteenth-century publications. The letters also provide glimpses of life among the Victorian gentry and reveal the practical and emotional support Darwin received from his family.

    • Contains many letters which have never been published before
    • Chronicles a year that was enlivened by scientific controversy relating to Darwin's transmutation theory
    • Provides glimpses of life among the Victorian gentry, and reveals the practical and emotional support Darwin received from his family
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    Awards

    • Awarded the Founder's Medal of the Society of the History of Natural History, and the Modern Language Association of America's first Morton N. Cohen Award for a distinguished edition of letters.

    Reviews & endorsements

    "A more serious picture of the scientist's thought is necessarily conveyed..." Kate Flint, Studies in English Literature

    "...chronicles a year of scientific controversy over Darwin's transmutation theory and illustrates Darwin's love of botany and his expanding experimental program." Documentary Editing

    "This volume of the Darwin correspondence covers a vital point in the development of his theory when it was just beginning to gain wider acceptence...historians dealing with the impact of the theory of evolution can only be grateful that the careful editorial work of the Correspondence team is continuing with the same high quality as in the previous volumes." Annals of Science

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2000
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521590334
    • length: 1086 pages
    • dimensions: 242 x 164 x 59 mm
    • weight: 1.64kg
    • contains: 46 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    List of letters
    Introduction
    Acknowledgments
    List of provenances
    Note on editorial policy
    Darwin/Wedgwood genealogy
    Abbreviations and symbols
    The Correspondence, 1863
    Appendixes
    Manuscript alterations and comments
    Biographical register and index to correspondents
    Bibliography
    Notes on manuscript sources
    Index.

  • Author

    Charles Darwin

    Editors

    Frederick Burkhardt, American Council of Learned Societies

    Duncan Porter

    Sheila Ann Dean

    Jonathan R. Topham

    Sarah Wilmot

    Awards

    • Awarded the Founder's Medal of the Society of the History of Natural History, and the Modern Language Association of America's first Morton N. Cohen Award for a distinguished edition of letters.

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