The Correspondence of Charles Darwin: Volume 8, 1860
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Correspondence of Charles Darwin: Volume 8, 1860 by Charles Darwin
Book DescriptionThe correspondence in this volume is dominated by the public and private response to the publication of Darwin's Origin of Species. Volume 8 opens with Darwin eagerly scrutinising each new review, as one by one all the major organs of the day carried notices of the book. To those who express their views privately in letters, Darwin responds patiently and thoughtfully, answering their objections and attempting to guide their fuller understanding of the operation of natural selection. His more personal thoughts emerge in letters to his friends Joseph Dalton Hooker, Charles Lyell, and Thomas Henry Huxley. This volume presents a wealth of detailed information, giving the full range of response to the Origin and revealing how the Victorians coped with a theory that many well recognised would revolutionise thinking about the organic world and human ancestry.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521442411
(234mm x 156mm x 43mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Mar-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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