Evolution: Selected Letters of Charles Darwin 1860-1870 (Hardback)
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Short Description for Evolution Explore Darwin's world in a unique, first hand account through his letters, many of which have never been published before.
- Published: 01 July 2008
- Format: Hardback 336 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780521874120 ISBN 10: 0521874122
Full description for Evolution
Charles Darwin is a towering figure in the history of science, who changed the direction of modern thought by establishing the basis of evolutionary biology. With a Foreword by Sir David Attenborough, this is a fascinating insight into Darwin's life as he first directly addressed the issues of humanity's place in nature, and the consequences of his ideas for religious belief. Incorporating previously unpublished material, this volume includes letters written by Darwin, and also those written to him by friends and scientific colleagues world-wide, by critics who tried to stamp out his ideas, and admirers who helped them to spread. They take up the story of Darwin's life in 1860, in the immediate aftermath of the publication of On the Origin of Species, and carry it through one of the most intense and productive decades of his career, to the eve of publication of Descent of Man in 1871.