The Correspondence of Charles Darwin: Volume 23, 1875

The Correspondence of Charles Darwin: Volume 23, 1875

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Charles Darwin
Cambridge University Press
Edition: Illustrated, 12/3/2015
EAN 9781107134362, ISBN10: 1107134366

Hardcover, 840 pages, 24.1 x 16.3 x 5.1 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 23 includes letters from 1875, the year in which Darwin wrote and published Insectivorous plants, a botanical work that was a great success with the reading public, and started writing Cross and self fertilisation in the vegetable kingdom. The volume contains an appendix on the 1875 anti-vivisection debates, with which Darwin was closely involved, giving evidence before a Royal Commission on the subject.

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
Appendix IV. Presentation lists for Insectivorous plants and Climbing plants 2d ed.
Appendix V. Reviews of Insectivorous plants
Appendix VI. Darwin and vivisection
Manuscript alterations and comments
Biographical register and index to correspondents
Notes on manuscript sources