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Charles Darwin's 'The Life of Erasmus Darwin'

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  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521298742

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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.

    • 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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    Reviews & endorsements

    "This fascinating work should appeal to historians of science." Choice

    "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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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521298742
    • length: 194 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.25kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Charles Darwin's preface
    The Life of Erasmus Darwin by Charles Darwin
    Charles Darwin's references
    Notes on the text.

  • Author

    Charles Darwin


    Desmond King-Hele

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