The Correspondence of Charles Darwin: Volume 21, 1873

The Correspondence of Charles Darwin: Volume 21, 1873

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Charles Darwin
Cambridge University Press, 1/23/2014
EAN 9781107052147, ISBN10: 1107052149

Hardcover, 826 pages, 23.4 x 15.6 x 4.8 cm
Language: English

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.

List of illustrations
List of letters
List of provenances
Note on editorial policy
Darwin/Wedgwood genealogy
Abbreviations and symbols
The Correspondence
Appendix I. Translations
Appendix II. Chronology
Appendix III. Diplomas presented to Charles Darwin
Appendix IV. Reviews of Expression
Appendix V. Draft subscription list for Thomas Henry Huxley
Manuscript alterations and comments
Biographical register and index to correspondents
Notes on manuscript sources