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Autobiographies by Charles Darwin
Book DescriptionThe Autobiographies of Charles Darwin (1809-82) provide a fascinating glimpse into the mind of one of the world's intellectual giants. They begin with engaging memories of his childhood and youth and of his burgeoning scientific curiosity and love of the natural world, which led to him joining the expedition on the Beagle. Darwin follows this with survey of his career and ends with a reckoning of his life's work. Interspersed with these recollections are fascinating portraits - from his devoted wife Emma and his talented father, both bullying and kind, to the leading figures of the Victorian scientific world he counted among his friends, including Lyell and Huxley. Honest and illuminating, these memoirs reveal a man who was isolated by his controversial beliefs and whose towering achievements were attained by a life-long passion for the discoveries of science.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140433906
(198mm x 129mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Charles Darwin
On the Origin of Species, Hardback (January 2017)
In The Origin of Species Darwin outlined his theory of evolution, which proposed that species had been evolving and differentiating over time under the influence of natural selection. On its publication it became hugely influential, bringing about a seismic shift in the scientific view of humanity's place in the world.
Darwin and Women, Hardback (January 2017)
A selection of correspondence, much previously unpublished, between Darwin and women in his circle, both family members and colleagues.
Correspondence of Charles Darwin, Hardback (December 2016)
Letters from 1876, when Darwin published Cross and Self Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom and began writing Forms of Flowers.
Correspondence of Charles Darwin: Volume 23, 1875, Hardback (December 2015)» View all books by Charles Darwin
Letters from 1875, when Darwin published Insectivorous plants and began work on Cross and self fertilisation in the vegetable kingdom.
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Author Biography - Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin (1809-82) was an evolutionary scientist, best-known for his controversial and ground-breaking 'Origin of Species' (1859). Michael Neve is based at the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at University College London. He teaches and researches the history of psychiatry and the history of the life sciences. With Janet Browne, he co-edited Darwin's Voyage of the Beagle for Penguin Classics. Sharon Messenger is a research officer at the Wellcome Trust Centre.
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