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The Correspondence of Charles Darwin

The Correspondence of Charles Darwin

Volume 11. 1863

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  • Date Published: September 1999
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521590334

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  • This volume includes many letters not previously published, 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 programme is well depicted by correspondence with professional botanists, horticulturalists, and hobbyists. Nine appendixes complement the letters by providing 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. 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.

    • 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

    ' … one of the triumphs in scope and excellence of post-war publishing in England'. Sunday Times

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

    ' … admirably self-contained volumes, which one need not be a Darwin scholar to read with profit.' The New Yorker

    '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

    'An excellent piece of work.' Nature

    'The editorial standards are as high as ever, and the complete letters continue to throw unexpected light on Darwin's career.' Trends in Ecology and Evolution

    ' … 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

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 1999
    • 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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