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Origins: Selected Letters of Charles Darwin, 1822–1859. Anniversary edition. (Selected Letters of C. Darwin) Hardcover – 24 Apr 2008

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  • Hardcover: 286 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Anniversary edition edition (24 April 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521898625
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521898621
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2 x 22.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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'… the letters remind us of the sheer brilliance of the man … Darwin commented that 'If any man wants to gain a good opinion of his fellow men, he ought to do what I am doing, pester them with letters'. The judicious choice of letters presented … reveal the truth of Darwin's statement, as his personality and trains of thought are revealed. His geniality, thoroughness and tenacity as he progressed as a scientist also shine through. Furthermore the letters offer a wider insight into the development of science at a key moment in history. … highly recommended.' Biologist

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Special Anniversary Edition of the best-selling Burkhardt: Charles Darwin's Letters: A Selection 1825–1859 now with new, previously unpublished letters. This fascinating selection of the actual letters written to and from Darwin charts some of the most exciting periods in the life of one of the most controversial thinkers of modern times.

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