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In observation of the bicentenary of Erasmus Darwin's death, Cambridge is publishing this collection of personal writings by his grandson Charles. This is the first unabridged publication of a book by Charles Darwin, and it contains a series of illuminating insights into his grandfather's life and work. With quotations from letters and candid comments by Charles Darwin about his books; and free of the conventions of scientific writing; this small volume of personal observations illuminates the life of a distinguished scientist as seen by his accomplished successor.Read more
- Published in the bicentenary of Erasmus Darwin's death
- Was the first unabridged publication of a book by Charles Darwin
- Much easier to read than Charles Darwin's scientific books, as he is not constrained by scientific convention
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"King-Hele has become the leading authority on Charles Darwin's grandfather, Erasmus Darwin...King-Hele illuminates both lives simultaneously." Journal of the History of Biology
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- Date Published: June 2011
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521298742
- length: 194 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 140 x 11 mm
- weight: 0.25kg
- availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
Table of Contents
Charles Darwin's preface
The Life of Erasmus Darwin by Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin's references
Notes on the text.
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