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The Correspondence of Charles Darwin: 1873 Volume 21 (Hardback)
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The Correspondence of Charles Darwin: 1873 Volume 21 (Hardback)

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Hardback 826 Pages / Published: 23/01/2014
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This volume is part of the definitive edition of letters written by and to Charles Darwin, the most celebrated naturalist of the nineteenth century. Notes and appendixes put these fascinating and wide-ranging letters in context, making the letters accessible to both scholars and general readers. Darwin depended on correspondence to collect data from all over the world, and to discuss his emerging ideas with scientific colleagues, many of whom he never met in person. The letters are published chronologically: Volume 21 includes letters from 1873, the year in which Darwin received responses to his work on human and animal expression. Also in this year, Darwin continued his work on carnivorous plants and plant movement, finding unexpected similarities between the plant and animal kingdoms, raised a subscription for his friend Thomas Henry Huxley, and decided to employ a scientific secretary for the first time - his son Francis.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107052147
Number of pages: 826
Weight: 1430 g
Dimensions: 236 x 157 x 48 mm


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'The consistently high-quality edition of the complete correspondence, to and from, Charles Darwin has now reached its twenty first volume and the year 1873. ... As always with these volumes, there is so much to find and so much to increase our understanding of this truly great scientist.' Michael Ruse, The Quarterly Review of Biology
Review of volumes 20 and 21: 'Each volume contains an introduction, a chronology, a bibliography, a biographical register, and a wealth of footnotes, all of which help the reader to navigate the text. There is also a variety of supplementary material, including well-chosen illustrations.' Michael Ghiselin, Isis
"The consistently high-quality edition of the complete correspondence, to and from, Charles Darwin has now reached its twenty first volume and the year 1873. ... As always with these volumes, there is so much to find and so much to increase our understanding of this truly great scientist." Michael Ruse, The Quarterly Review of Biology
Review of volumes 20 and 21: 'Each volume contains an introduction, a chronology, a bibliography, a biographical register, and a wealth of footnotes, all of which help the reader to navigate the text. There is also a variety of supplementary material, including well-chosen illustrations.' Michael Ghiselin, Isis

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