Origins

Origins

Selected Letters of Charles Darwin, 1822-1859

Book - 2008 | Revised edition, anniversary edition.
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Charles Darwin changed the direction of modern thought by establishing the basis of evolutionary biology. This fascinating selection of letters, offers a glimpse of his daily experiences, scientific observations, personal concerns and friendships. Beginning with a charming set of letters at the age of twelve, through his university years in Edinburgh and Cambridge up to the publication of his most famous work, On the Origin of Species in 1859, these letters chart one of the most exciting periods of Darwin's life, including the voyage of the Beagle and subsequent studies which led him to develop his theory of natural selection. Darwin's vivid writing style enables the reader to see the world through his own eyes, as he matures from grubby schoolboy in Shropshire to one of the most controversial thinkers of modern times. This is a special Anniversary Edition of the best-selling Burkhardt: Charles Darwin's Letters: A Selection, 1825-1859
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Edition: Revised edition, anniversary edition.
ISBN: 9780521898621
Branch Call Number: 576.82092 DAR
Characteristics: xxviii, 253 pages :,illustrations, maps ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Burkhardt, Frederick 1912-2007.

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