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Evolutionary Writings: Including the Autobiographies (Oxford World's Classics)

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From heated debates over Intelligent Design and Creation Science to the sardonically humorous Darwin Awards, no scientist has had a greater impact on culture and society than Charles Darwin. His ideas have permeated virtually every corner of modern thought and occupy a pivotal position in

contemporary public debate.

Now this unique anthology brings together a marvelous collection of Darwin's most accessible and significant writings, providing the most fully rounded picture of his ideas to be found in a single volume. This marvelous book presents readers with the key chapters of his most important books,

including excerpts from the Journal of Researches on the Beagle voyage (1845), the Origin of Species (1859), and the Descent of Man (1871), along with the full, authoritative text of Darwin's delightful autobiography Recollections. These writings are accompanied by generous selections of responses

from Darwin's nineteenth-century readers, giving readers a keen sense of the original controversy sparked by his ideas. The wide-ranging Introduction by James A. Secord explores the global impact and origins of Darwin's work and the reasons for its unparalleled significance today. The book also

includes a map of the Beagle's voyage, a biographical appendix identifying everyone mentioned in the texts, illustrations from the Journal of Researches, and an index.

The year 2009 will mark a double anniversary for Charles Darwin, being both the two hundredth anniversary of his birth and the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species. Published to mark this major cultural and scientific milestone, this generous

collection of Darwin'sfinest writings will make a superb introduction to ideas that truly changed the world.

Synopsis:

On topics ranging from intelligent design and climate change to the politics of gender and race, the evolutionary writings of Charles Darwin occupy a pivotal position in contemporary public debate. This volume brings together the key chapters of his most important and accessible books, including the Journal of Researches on the Beagle voyage (1845), The Origin of Species (1859), and The Descent of Man (1871), along with the full text of his delightful autobiography. They are accompanied by generous selections of responses from Darwin's nineteenth-century readers from across the world. More than anything, they give a keen sense of the controversial nature of Darwin's ideas, and his position within Victorian debates about man's place in nature.

The wide-ranging Introduction by James A. Secord, Director of the Darwin Correspondence Project, explores the global impact and origins of Darwin's work and the reasons for its unparalleled significance today. To increase its usefulness for readers coming to Darwin for the first time, the selection also includes a map of the Beagle voyage, a detailed chronology of Darwin's life, and a biographical appendix identifying every individual mentioned in the text.

About the Author

James A. Secord is the author of many books including Controversy in Victorian Geology: The Cambrian-Silurian Dispute (Princeton, 1986) and Victorian Sensation: The Extraordinary Publication, Reception, and Secret Authorship of 'Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation' (Chicago, 2000), winner of the 2002 Pfizer Prize of the History of Science Society and the 2002 award for the best book in history from the Association of American Publishers' Professional/Scholarly Publishing Division. He has edited Lyell's Principles of Geology for Penguin.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Note on the Texts

Select Bibliography

A Chronology of Charles Darwin

Journal of Researches

Origin of Species

Descent of Man

Autobiographies

Explanatory Notes

Biographical Index

General Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199208630
Author:
Darwin, Charles
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Editor:
Secord, James A.
Author:
Secord, James A.
Author:
null, Charles
Author:
null, James A.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
History
Subject:
Scientists - General
Subject:
Geology
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Life Sciences | Evolutionary Biology
Subject:
History of Science-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Oxford World's Classics
Publication Date:
20081231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 maps, c. 10 line drawings
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
5.5 x 7.8 x 1.9 in 1.456 lb

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"Synopsis" by , On topics ranging from intelligent design and climate change to the politics of gender and race, the evolutionary writings of Charles Darwin occupy a pivotal position in contemporary public debate. This volume brings together the key chapters of his most important and accessible books, including the Journal of Researches on the Beagle voyage (1845), The Origin of Species (1859), and The Descent of Man (1871), along with the full text of his delightful autobiography. They are accompanied by generous selections of responses from Darwin's nineteenth-century readers from across the world. More than anything, they give a keen sense of the controversial nature of Darwin's ideas, and his position within Victorian debates about man's place in nature.

The wide-ranging Introduction by James A. Secord, Director of the Darwin Correspondence Project, explores the global impact and origins of Darwin's work and the reasons for its unparalleled significance today. To increase its usefulness for readers coming to Darwin for the first time, the selection also includes a map of the Beagle voyage, a detailed chronology of Darwin's life, and a biographical appendix identifying every individual mentioned in the text.

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