Delphi Complete Works of Charles Darwin (Illustrated‪)‬

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One of the most influential scientists of world history, the naturalist Charles Darwin gained widespread fame and notoriety with the 1859 publication of ‘On the Origin of Species’. At first shocking his Victorian readers by suggesting that animals and humans shared a common ancestry, Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection became the foundation of modern evolutionary studies. For the first time in publishing history, this comprehensive eBook presents Darwin’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)



* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Darwin’s life and works

* New introductions, specially written for this collection, by Professor Kenneth Richard Seddon, OBE (QUILL, The Queen’s University of Belfast)

* ALL of Darwin’s published books, with individual contents tables

* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts

* Excellent formatting of the books

* Famous works are fully illustrated with their original drawings and diagrams

* Multiple editions for the same books, including three editions for the groundbreaking ‘On the Origin of Species’: first, second and definitive sixth edition

* Includes Darwin’s letters and autobiographies – spend hours exploring the scientist’s personal correspondence

* Special criticism section, with 11 essays evaluating Darwin’s contribution to science

* Features Bettany’s seminal biography – discover Darwin’s life

* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and genres



CONTENTS:



The Books

INTRODUCTION TO ‘THE ZOOLOGY OF THE VOYAGE OF H.M.S. BEAGLE’

THE JOURNAL OF RESEARCHES

THE STRUCTURE AND DISTRIBUTION OF CORAL REEFS

GEOLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS ON THE VOLCANIC ISLANDS VISITED DURING THE VOYAGE OF H.M.S. BEAGLE

GEOLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS ON SOUTH AMERICA

A MONOGRAPH OF THE SUB-CLASS CIRRIPEDIA

A MONOGRAPH OF THE FOSSIL LEPADIDAE

ON THE TENDENCY OF SPECIES TO FORM VARIETIES; AND ON THE PERPETUATION OF VARIETIES AND SPECIES BY NATURAL MEANS OF SELECTION

ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION

ON THE VARIOUS CONTRIVANCES BY WHICH BRITISH AND FOREIGN ORCHIDS ARE FERTILISED BY INSECTS

ON THE MOVEMENTS AND HABITS OF CLIMBING PLANTS

THE VARIATION OF ANIMALS AND PLANTS UNDER DOMESTICATION

THE DESCENT OF MAN, AND SELECTION IN RELATION TO SEX

THE EXPRESSION OF THE EMOTIONS IN MAN AND ANIMALS

INSECTIVOROUS PLANTS

THE EFFECTS OF CROSS AND SELF FERTILISATION IN THE VEGETABLE KINGDOM

THE DIFFERENT FORMS OF FLOWERS ON PLANTS OF THE SAME SPECIES

ERASMUS DARWIN

THE POWER OF MOVEMENT IN PLANTS

THE FORMATION OF VEGETABLE MOULD, THROUGH THE ACTION OF WORMS

THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES



Pamphlets, Essays and Other Short Pieces

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BREEDING OF ANIMALS

GEOLOGY: A MANUAL OF SCIENTIFIC ENQUIRY

RECOLLECTIONS OF PROFESSOR HENSLOW, IN JENYNS, MEMOIR OF THE REV. JOHN STEVENS HENSLOW

QUERIES ABOUT EXPRESSION

REPORT OF THE ROYAL COMMISSION ON THE PRACTICE OF SUBJECTING LIVE ANIMALS TO EXPERIMENTS FOR SCIENTIFIC PURPOSES

A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF AN INFANT MIND

IN WEISMANN, STUDIES IN THE THEORY OF DESCENT

ESSAY ON INSTINCT

INHERITANCE



The Letters

THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF CHARLES DARWIN

MORE LETTERS OF CHARLES DARWIN

The Autobiographies

DARWIN: HIS LIFE TOLD IN AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL CHAPTER

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF CHARLES DARWIN



The Criticism

ON THE RECEPTION OF THE ‘ORIGIN OF SPECIES’ by Thomas Henry Huxley

DARWIN ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES by Samuel Butler

DARWIN AMONG THE MACHINES by Samuel Butler

AN ESTIMATE OF DARWIN by Asa Gray

DARWINISM IN THE THEORY OF SOCIAL EVOLUTION by Franklin H. Giddings

GLIMPSES AT DARWIN’S WORKING LIFE by William H. Larrabee

THE DARWIN CELEBRATION AT CAMBRIDGE by T. D. A. Cockerell

SPENCER AND DARWIN by Grant Allen

THE WORLD OF LIFE AS VISUALIZED



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GENRE
Science & Nature
RELEASED
2015
June 2
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
21,195
Pages
PUBLISHER
Delphi Classics
SELLER
DELPHI CLASSICS
SIZE
38.3
MB

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