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Author: Charles Darwin
ISBN: 0404084176
ISBN13: 978-0404084172
Language: English
Publisher: AMS Press (1972)
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The life and letters of Charles Darwin, including an autobiographical chapter.

The life and letters of Charles Darwin, including an autobiographical chapter. Volume 1 Text Image Text & image F1452. 1 Volume 2 Text Image Text & image F1452. 2 Volume 3 Text Image Text & image F1452. With a sketch of Darwin's life. Cambridge: University Press. Text Image Text & image F1481.

The Autobiography of Charles Darwin is an autobiography by the English naturalist Charles Darwin. Darwin wrote the text, which he entitled Recollections of the Development of my Mind and Character, for his family

The Autobiography of Charles Darwin is an autobiography by the English naturalist Charles Darwin. Darwin wrote the text, which he entitled Recollections of the Development of my Mind and Character, for his family. He states that he started writing it on about May 28, 1876 and had finished it by August 3. The text was published in 1887 (five years after Darwin's death) by John Murray as part of The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, including an autobiographical chapter

It contains a selection of 87 letters from the correspondence of Charles Darwin, an autobiographical chapter written by Charles Darwin for his family, and an essay by Thomas Huxley "On the reception of the 'Origin of Species'". It was published by Darwin's publisher John Murray.

Charles Robert Darwin was an English naturalist, eminent as a collector and geologist, who proposed and provided scientific evidence that all species of. .Other books in the series. Life and Letters of Charles Darwin (2 books). Books by Charles Darwin.

Charles Robert Darwin was an English naturalist, eminent as a collector and geologist, who proposed and provided scientific evidence that all species of life have evolved over time from common ancestors through the process he called natural selection.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The Publication of the 'Origin of Species'-October 3, 1859, to December 31, 1859. The 'Origin of Species' (continued)-1860. The Spread of Evolution-1861-1862. The Spread of Evolution. Variation of Animals and Plants' -1863-1866.

Charles Darwin had the strongest feeling of love and respect for his father's memory. There was something pathetic in Charles Darwin's affection for his brother Erasmus, as if he always recollected his solitary life, and the touching patience and sweetness of his nature. His recollection of everything that was connected with him was peculiarly distinct, and he spoke of him frequently, generally prefacing an anecdote with some such phrase as, "My father, who was the wisest man I ever knew," &c. It was astonishing how clearly he remembered his father's opinions, so that he was able to quote some maxim or hint of his in. many cases of illness.

Charles Robert Darwin, born in 1809, was an English naturalist who founded the theory of Darwinism, the belief in evolution as determined by natural selection

Charles Robert Darwin, born in 1809, was an English naturalist who founded the theory of Darwinism, the belief in evolution as determined by natural selection. Although Darwin studied medicine at Edinburgh University, and then studied at Cambridge University to become a minister, he had been interested in natural history all his life. His grandfather, Erasmus Darwin, was a noted English poet, physician, and botanist who was interested in evolutionary development. Darwin's works have had an incalculable effect on all aspects of the modern thought.

Including An Autobiographical Chapter

Including An Autobiographical Chapter. In choosing letters for publication I have been largely guided by the wish to illustrate my father's personal character. But his life was so essentially one of work, that a history of the man could not be written without following closely the career of the author. Thus it comes about that the chief part of the book falls into chapters whose titles correspond to the names of his books. The table above shows Charles Darwin's descent from Robert, and his relationship to some other members of the family, whose names occur in his correspondence.

Стр. 51 - Beagle has been by far the most important event in my life, and has determined my whole career; yet it depended on so small a circumstance as my uncle offering to diive me thirty miles to Shrewsbury, which few uncles would have done, and on such a trifle as the shape of my nose. Встречается в книгах (131) с 1887 по 2008. Nor have I found this difficult, for life is nearly over with me. I have taken no pains about my style of writing.

Comments to eBook The life and letters of Charles Darwin;: Including an autobiographical chapter (The Works of Charles Darwin)
Wohald
This is volume 2 of 'Life and Letters of Charles Darwin'. This book was compiled and edited by his son Sir Francis Darwin in 1887. Volume one is also available via Amazon and on the web.

The content of this volume is:

CHAPTER 2.I.--The Publication of the 'Origin of Species'--October 3, 1859,
to December 31, 1859.
CHAPTER 2.II.--The 'Origin of Species' (continued)--1860.
CHAPTER 2.III.--The Spread of Evolution--1861-1862.
CHAPTER 2.IV.--The Spread of Evolution. 'Variation of Animals and Plants'
--1863-1866.
CHAPTER 2.V.--The Publication of the 'Variation of Animals and Plants under
Domestication'--January 1867-June 1868.
CHAPTER 2.VI.--Work on 'Man'--1864-1870.
CHAPTER 2.VII.--The Publication of the 'Descent of Man.' Work on
'Expression'--1871-1873.
CHAPTER 2.VIII.--Miscellanea, including Second Editions of 'Coral Reefs,'
the 'Descent of Man,' and the 'Variation of Animals and Plants'--1874 and
1875.
CHAPTER 2.IX.--Miscellanea (continued). A Revival of Geological Work--The
Book on Earthworms--Life of Erasmus Darwin--Miscellaneous Letters--1876-
1882.

BOTANICAL LETTERS.

CHAPTER 2.X.--Fertilisation of Flowers--1839-1880.
CHAPTER 2.XI.--The 'Effects of Cross- and Self-Fertilisation in the
Vegetable Kingdom'--1866-1877.
CHAPTER 2.XII.--'Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the same Species'
--1860-1878.
CHAPTER 2.XIII.--Climbing and Insectivorous Plants--1863-1875.
CHAPTER 2.XIV.--The 'Power of Movement in Plants'--1878-1881.
CHAPTER 2.XV.--Miscellaneous Botanical Letters--1873-1882.
CHAPTER 2.XVI.--Conclusion.

APPENDICES.

I.--The Funeral in Westminster Abbey.
II.--List of Works by C. Darwin.
III.--Portraits.
IV.--Honours, Degrees, Societies, etc.

This 'volume two' does contain a lot of letters (in contrast to 'volume one', which reads more like a autobiography). There are not only letters written by darwin in this volume, but also a lot of letters written to Darwin. Because of this you can follow discussions between friends and fellow scientists through a number of letters. I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in Charles Darwin. This book gives insight, not only in his work, but also in his personal life.
Iaran
As described. Thanks!
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Very interesting and entertaining!
Not-the-Same
Excellent Foundation Literature on this subject. Well written and stands as seminal treatise.
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Shistus
This book is part one of Life and Letters of Charles Darwin. This book was compiled by his son Sir Francis Darwin in 1887. The content of this volume is:

CHAPTER 1.I.--The Darwin Family.
CHAPTER 1.II.--Autobiography.
CHAPTER 1.III.--Reminiscences.

LETTERS.

CHAPTER 1.IV.--Cambridge Life--1828-1831.
CHAPTER 1.V.--The Appointment to the 'Beagle'--1831.
CHAPTER 1.VI.--The Voyage--1831-1836.
CHAPTER 1.VII.--London and Cambridge--1836-1842.
CHAPTER 1.VIII.--Religion.
CHAPTER 1.IX.--Life at Down--1842-1854.
CHAPTER 1.X.--The Growth of the 'Origin of Species.'
CHAPTER 1.XI.--The Growth of the 'Origin of Species'--Letters--1843-1856.
CHAPTER 1.XII.--The Unfinished Book--May 1856-June 1858.
CHAPTER 1.XIII.--The Writing of the 'Origin of Species'--June 18, 1858-
November 1859.
CHAPTER 1.XIV.--Professor Huxley on the Reception of the 'Origin of
Species.'

The whole book reads like a mix of a autobiography and a diary. It is not difficult to read and gives an insight into the life of Charles Darwin and into his personality. I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in Charles Darwin.

To give you an idea of what the book is like I copy the first two phrases of the first letter (Chapter 1.IV.--Cambridge Life--1828-1831):
After having spent two sessions in Edinburgh, my father perceived, or he
heard from my sisters, that I did not like the thought of being a
physician, so he proposed that I should become a clergyman. He was very
properly vehement against my turning into an idle sporting man, which then
seemed my probable destination.
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