The Autobiography of Charles Darwin

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Barnes & Noble Publishing, 1887 - Naturalists - 412 pages
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First published in 1892, most of this volume contains a number of his letters and really gives us an insight into the man who studied the concept of the evolution of life. Read full review

Contents

THE DARWINS
1
AUTOBIOGRAPHY
5
RELIGION
63
REMINISCENCES OF MY FATHERS EVERYDAY LIFE
75
CAMBRIDGE LIFETHE APPOINTMENT TO THE BEAGLE
119
THE VOYAGE
141
LONDON AND CAMBRIDGE 18361842
159
LIFE AT DOWN 18421854
170
THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES REVIEWS AND CRITICISMS ADHESIONS AND ATTACKS
249
THE SPREAD OF EVOLUTION 18611871
270
MISCELLANEAREVIVAL OF GEOLOGICAL WORKTHE VIVISECTION QUESTION HONOURS
308
FERTILISATION OF FLOWERS
327
CLIMBING PLANTS POWER OF MOVEMENT IN PLANTS INSECTIVOROUS PLANTS KEW INDEX OF PLANT NAMES
346
CONCLUSION
359
THE FUNERAL IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY
363
PORTRAITS
365

THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES
186
THE GROWTH OF THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES 18431858
195
THE WRITING OF THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES
208
THE PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES
231
ENDNOTES
367
INDEX
393
SUGGESTED READING
411
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About the author (1887)

Charles Robert Darwin, born in 1809, was an English naturalist who founded the theory of Darwinism, the belief in evolution as determined by natural selection. Although Darwin studied medicine at Edinburgh University, and then studied at Cambridge University to become a minister, he had been interested in natural history all his life. His grandfather, Erasmus Darwin, was a noted English poet, physician, and botanist who was interested in evolutionary development. Darwin's works have had an incalculable effect on all aspects of the modern thought. Darwin's most famous and influential work, On the Origin of Species, provoked immediate controversy. Darwin's other books include Zoology of the Voyage of the Beagle, The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex. Charles Darwin died in 1882.

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