Other books byCharles Darwin
Originally published in 1888. This volume from the Cornell University Library's print collections was scanned on an APT BookScan and converted to JPG 2000 format by Kirtas Technologies. All titles scanned cover to cover and pages may include marks notations and other marginalia present in the original volume.
The Origin of Species
This classic work of scientific literature, presenting the theory of evolution by means of natural selection, is still both relevant and controversial in the twenty-first century. THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: A concise introduction that gives the reader important background information A chronology of the author's life and work A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context An outline of key themes to guide the reader's own interpretations Detailed explanatory notes Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction A list of recommended related
The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals
The most popular of Darwin's books during his lifetime, in a beautifully illustrated new edition Featuring dozens of color photographs from Darwin's original publication, this edition-issued to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth-makes this classic study newly accessible to modern readers. Published in 1872, The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals was a book at the very heart of Darwin's research interests. Darwin's main goal was to demonstrate the power of his theories for explaining the origin of our most cherished human qualities, morality and intellect. The work engages some of the hardest questions in the evolution debate, and it shows the ever-cautious Darwin at his boldest.
The Autobiography of Charles Darwin
First published in 1892, this autobiography of the great naturalist, compiled and edited by his son Francis, offers fascinating glimpses into the mind and personal experiences of the man whose discoveries have had such a profound influence on science, philosophy, and the modern world view. In the first half of the book Darwin reminisces about his early life, his family and upbringing, and his five-year voyage on the HMS Beagle, during which he made the many observations that were later to prove so critical to his formulation of evolutionary theory. The second half is devoted mainly to the Origin of Species: its foundations, development, the writing and publication process, its varied critical reception, and the gradual acceptance and growth of evolutionary theory. Also included are thoughts on his lesser-known work in geology and the fertilization of flowers, plus a selection of his letters. This autobiography is a an intriguing behind-the-scenes look into the personal life of a great scientist and the development of one of the most powerful ideas of the modern era.