The Correspondence of Charles Darwin: Volume 11, 1863 - The Correspondence of Charles Darwin (Hardback)
  • The Correspondence of Charles Darwin: Volume 11, 1863 - The Correspondence of Charles Darwin (Hardback)
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The Correspondence of Charles Darwin: Volume 11, 1863 - The Correspondence of Charles Darwin (Hardback)

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Hardback 1086 Pages / Published: 16/09/1999
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This volume includes many letters not previously published, and chronicles a year that was enlivened by scientific controversy and filled with scientific queries and discussions relating to Darwin's transmutation theory. His love of botany and his expanding experimental programme is well depicted by correspondence with professional botanists, horticulturalists, and hobbyists. Nine appendixes complement the letters by providing additional information from the Darwin Archive and from nineteenth-century publications. The letters also provide glimpses of life among the Victorian gentry, and reveal the practical and emotional support Darwin received from his family. Awarded the Founder's Medal of the Society of the History of Natural History, and the Modern Language Association of America's first Morton N. Cohen Award for a distinguished edition of letters.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521590334
Number of pages: 1086
Weight: 1640 g
Dimensions: 242 x 164 x 59 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
' ... one of the triumphs in scope and excellence of post-war publishing in England'. Sunday Times
' ... superb series ... beautifully produced, beautifully readable, efficiently indexed, supportively but not gossipily annotated.' The Times Literary Supplement
' ... admirably self-contained volumes, which one need not be a Darwin scholar to read with profit.' The New Yorker
'Every now and then ... publishing and academe work together to produce books so splendid that it seems ungrateful not to acquire them: this promises to be another such.' The Guardian
'An excellent piece of work.' Nature
'The editorial standards are as high as ever, and the complete letters continue to throw unexpected light on Darwin's career.' Trends in Ecology and Evolution
' ... this authoritative work is a model of scholarship in both its comprehensiveness and supporting documentation which provides a rich source of background, biographical and bibliographical detail.' The Naturalist

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