Journals Higher Education



Published: 13 November 2008

544 Pages | 2 maps, c. 10 line drawings


ISBN: 9780199208630

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Evolutionary Writings

including the Autobiographies

Charles Darwin
Edited by James A. Secord

  • This unique anthology brings together a collection of Darwin's most accessible and significant writings to give the best fully rounded picture of his ideas in a single volume.
  • Features the key chapters from Darwin's most important books: the Journal of Researches, On the Origin of Species; The Descent of Man; and the complete text of his autobiography.
  • Includes extracts from Darwin's contemporary readers from across the world to give a sense of the controversial nature of his ideas, a sense of the issues they raised, and the extraordinary range of responses across the political, religious, and scientific spectrum.
  • Authoritative introduction placing Darwin in both his local and global context by distinguished writer James A. Secord.
  • Includes a map of the Beagle voyage, a biographical appendix identifying every individual mentioned in the texts, illustrations from the Journal of Researches, and an index.
  • Includes the full, authoritative text of Darwin's fascinating Recollections (his autobiography), edited to a consistent standard for the first time.

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