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Evolutionary Writings Charles Darwin

Evolutionary Writings By Charles Darwin

Evolutionary Writings by Charles Darwin


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This volume brings together key chapters from Darwin's most important books, including the Journal of Researches on the Beagle voyage (1845), the Origin of Species (1859), the Descent of Man (1871), and the full text of his delightful autobiography. They are accompanied by responses from 19th-century readers from around the world.

Evolutionary Writings Summary

Evolutionary Writings: including the Autobiographies by Charles Darwin

On topics ranging from intelligent design and climate change to the politics of gender and race, the evolutionary writings of Charles Darwin occupy a pivotal position in contemporary public debate. This volume brings together the key chapters of his most important and accessible books, including the Journal of Researches on the Beagle voyage (1845), the Origin of Species (1859), and the Descent of Man (1871), along with the full text of his delightful autobiography. They are accompanied by generous selections of responses from Darwin's nineteenth-century readers from across the world. More than anything, they give a keen sense of the controversial nature of Darwin's ideas, and his position within Victorian debates about man's place in nature. The wide-ranging Introduction by James A. Secord, Director of the Darwin Correspondence Project, explores the global impact and origins of Darwin's work and the reasons for its unparalleled significance today. To increase its usefulness for readers coming to Darwin for the first time, the selection also includes a map of the Beagle voyage, a detailed chronology of Darwin's life, and a biographical appendix identifying every individual mentioned in the text.

Evolutionary Writings Reviews

This fantastic anthology paints an enthralling and complex portrait of Darwin's ideas and character. * Amanda Gefter, New Scientist *
This is a handsome volume that will repay repeated consultations as a valuable reference, and as an insight into the thought and motivations of a remarkable scientist. * The Quarterly Review of Biology *
It's a tight well laid-out introduction to Darwinism that will encourage you to go looking for more. * Paul O'Doherty, Irish Times *

About Charles Darwin

James A. Secord is the author of many books including Controversy in Victorian Geology: The Cambrian-Silurian Dispute (Princeton, 1986) and Victorian Sensation: The Extraordinary Publication, Reception, and Secret Authorship of 'Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation' (Chicago, 2000), winner of the 2002 Pfizer Prize of the History of Science Society and the 2002 award for the best book in history from the Association of American Publishers' Professional/Scholarly Publishing Division. He has edited Lyell's Principles of Geology for Penguin.

Additional information

GOR001829330
9780199208630
0199208638
Evolutionary Writings: including the Autobiographies by Charles Darwin
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Oxford University Press
20081113
544
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