Charles Darwin: A New Life

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 511 pages
'A vivid and engrossing account of Darwin's inner life and his search for the laws of life. We feel the durable texture of his friendships and family attachments, and we witness the slow, painful genesis of ideas that are still transforming the world.'-Geoffrey Cowley, New York Times Book Review
 

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Contents

Prologue
1
Erasmus Darwin and
15
Parents to genius
38
A tragic loss a formidable presence
53
A vulnerable personality
72
Science and natural history at Edinburgh 18251827
80
Sport beetles and philosophy at Cambridge 18281831
94
A great and uncommon opportunity 1831
109
My abominable volume 18581859
333
Awful battles and staunch friends 18601862
350
A fearful disappointment 18631867
370
An odious spectre 18681871
386
A perfectly uniform life 18711872
401
Almost an Indian summer 18731877
413
Last years 18781882
428
Epilogue
443

Opportunity seized 18321834
129
A troubled spirit 18321834
152
A voyage grievously too long 18341836
159
Geology carries the day 18321836
177
From prospective parson to aspiring scientist 18321836
194
Three fertile years 18371839
205
Sometimes in triumph sometimes in despair 18551858
319
Darwins illhealth in the light of current research
457
Notes
467
Bibliography
481
Whos Who
489
Index
505
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About the author (1992)

John Bowlby (1907-1990) was born in London and educated at the University of Cambridge and University College Hospital in London. His research and influential publications contributed to far-reaching changes in the ways children are treated and to radically new thinking about the social emotional development of human beings.

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