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The Correspondence of Charles Darwin

Volume 17. 1869

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  • Date Published: August 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521190305

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About the Authors
  • Over 850 letters between Darwin and worldwide correspondents, as he gathered information on human origins and the expression of emotion.

    • Provides a compact but highly readable account of Darwin's life in 1869
    • Shows insight into Darwin's relationship with Wallace
    • Provides an account of the way Darwin collected data and theories for his forthcoming publications
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    Reviews & endorsements

    From reviews of earlier volumes: 'Nothing in recent history of science quite tops the achievement of the volumes of Darwin correspondence. It is our own Human Genome Project.' Annals of Science

    'Readers of earlier volumes will probably already be addicted, since no aspect of Darwin's life, work, or writing, is ever dull.' Human Genetics

    '… a superb series … beautifully produced, beautifully readable, efficiently indexed, supportively but not gossipily annotated.' The Times Literary Supplement

    'Every now and then … publishing and academe work together to produce books so splendid that it seems ungrateful not to acquire them: this promises to be another such.' The Guardian

    '… this authoritative work is a model of scholarship in both its comprehensiveness and supporting documentation which provides a rich source of background, biographical and bibliographical detail.' The Naturalist

    'These volumes are indeed treasures of high scholarship … every real science library needs this series.' Trends in Ecology and Evolution

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2009
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521190305
    • length: 822 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 165 x 46 mm
    • weight: 1.25kg
    • contains: 12 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Frederick Henry Burkhardt (1912–2007)
    List of letters
    List of provenances
    Note on editorial policy
    Darwin/Wedgewood genealogy
    Abbreviations and symbols

  • Author

    Charles Darwin
    Frederick Burkhardt (1912–2007) was the founder of the Charles Darwin Correspondence Project, and the associated high profile book series The Correspondence of Charles Darwin (Cambridge University Press, 1985–the present). He was President of the American Council of Learned Societies from 1957 to 1974, and in 2003 was awarded the American Philosophical Society Thomas Jefferson Gold Medal for Distinguished Achievement in the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences.


    Frederick Burkhardt

    James Secord

    The Editors of the Darwin Correspondence Project

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