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The Correspondence of Charles Darwin

The Correspondence of Charles Darwin

Volume 4. 1847–1850

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Part of The Correspondence of Charles Darwin

  • Date Published: February 1989
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521255905

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  • This is the fourth volume of the complete edition of The Correspondence of Charles Darwin. For the first time full authoritative texts of Darwin's letters are available, edited according to modern textual editorial principles and practice. This volume covers the first years of Darwin's study of the structure and systematics of barnacles: work that involved a worldwide search for specimens, detailed microscopic investigations, a consideration of the theoretical assumptions underlying classification schemes, and the solution of practical problems of zoological nomenclature. Darwin's convictions about the nature and origin of species influenced his observations and conclusions and provided insights that led to some remarkable discoveries. Throughout this period Darwin also maintained his involvement in major geological debates, as shown by important exchanges with Charles Lyell, Robert Chambers, James Dwight Dana, Bernhard Studer, and others. The letters to Darwin include Joseph Dalton Hooker's descriptions of his dramatic and frequently dangerous travels through previously closed regions of Sikkim and Tibet.

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    • Date Published: February 1989
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521255905
    • length: 752 pages
    • dimensions: 242 x 152 x 45 mm
    • weight: 1.29kg
    • 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, 1847–1850
    Appendixes
    Manuscript alterations and comments
    Bibliography
    Biography
    Biographical register and index to correspondents
    Index.

  • Author

    Charles Darwin

    Editors

    Frederick Burkhardt, American Council of Learned Societies

    Sydney Smith, University of Cambridge

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