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    DescriptionCharles Darwin changed the direction of modern thought by establishing the basis of evolutionary biology. This fascinating selection of letters, offers a glimpse of his daily experiences, scientific observations, personal concerns and friendships. Beginning with a charming set of letters at the age of twelve, through his university years in Edinburgh and Cambridge up to the publication of his most famous work, On the Origin of Species in 1859, these letters chart one of the most exciting periods of Darwin's life, including the voyage of the Beagle and subsequent studies which led him to develop his theory of natural selection. Darwin's vivid writing style enables the reader to see the world through his own eyes, as he matures from grubby schoolboy in Shropshire to one of the most controversial thinkers of modern times. This is a special Anniversary Edition of the best-selling Burkhardt: Charles Darwin's Letters: A Selection, 1825-1859


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    Title
    Origins
    Subtitle
    Selected Letters of Charles Darwin, 1822-1859. Anniversary Edition.
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Frederick H. Burkhardt
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 286
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 599 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521898621
    ISBN 10: 0521898625
    Classifications

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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11500
    BISAC V2.8: SCI034000
    DC22: 576.82
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
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    B&T Approval Code: A50500000
    BISAC V2.8: LCO011000
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    BISAC V2.8: SCI027000
    DC22: 576.8/2092
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    LC classification: QH31.D2 A4 2008B
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    Edition
    Special edition
    Edition statement
    Anniversary edition
    Illustrations note
    6 b/w illus.
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 July 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    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- ). 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.
    Review quote
    '... the letters remind us of the sheer brilliance of the man ... Darwin commented that 'If any man wants to gain a good opinion of his fellow men, he ought to do what I am doing, pester them with letters'. The judicious choice of letters presented ... reveal the truth of Darwin's statement, as his personality and trains of thought are revealed. His geniality, thoroughness and tenacity as he progressed as a scientist also shine through. Furthermore the letters offer a wider insight into the development of science at a key moment in history. ... highly recommended.' Biologist
    Table of contents
    Foreword Stephen Jay Gould; Introduction; Note on the text; Acknowledgements; Symbols and abbreviations; Prologue; Shrewsbury; Edinburgh; Cambridge; The offer; The voyage: South America - East Coast; The voyage: South American - West Coast; Homeward Bound; 1837; 1838; 1839-1843; 1844; 1845-1846; 1847; 1848; 1849; 1850; 1851; 1852-1854; 1855.