Charles Darwin In Cambridge: The Most Joyful Years

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World Scientific, May 27, 2014 - Science - 208 pages
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Charles Darwin's years as a student at the University of Cambridge were some of the most important and formative of his life. Thereafter he always felt a particular affection for Cambridge. For a time he even considered a Cambridge professorship as a career and sent three of his sons there to be educated. Unfortunately the remaining traces of what Darwin actually did and experienced in Cambridge have long remained undiscovered. Consequently his day-to-day life there has remained unknown and misunderstood. This book is based on new research, including newly discovered manuscripts and Darwin publications, and gathers together recollections of those who knew Darwin as a student. This book therefore reveals Darwin's time in Cambridge in unprecedented detail.
 

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Contents

Early life 18091825
1
Edinburgh University 18251827
5
Coming Up to Cambridge
9
First Year at Cambridge
33
Second Year at Cambridge
65
Third Year at Cambridge
81
Last Terms at Cambridge
93
Voyage of the Beagle and Return to Cambridge
103
The First Darwin Centenary in Cambridge
125
The Second Darwin Centenary in Cambridge
137
Acknowledgements
147
Appendix 1
149
Appendix 2
175
References
183
Index
191
Copyright

The Origin of Species and Honorary Cambridge Degree
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