The Correspondence of Charles Darwin: 1856-1857

Author: Charles Darwin,Frederick Burkhardt,Sydney Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521255868

Category: Science

Page: 673

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A collection of the letters of Charles Darwin portrays his personal life and the development of his scientific theories
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The Correspondence of Charles Darwin

Author: Charles Darwin,Frederick Burkhardt,Sydney Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521385640

Category: Science

Page: 671

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The letters in this volume cover two of the most momentous years in Darwin's life. Begun in 1856 and the fruit of twenty years of study and reflection, Darwin's manuscript on the species question was a little more than half finished, and at least two years from publication, when in June 1858 Darwin unexpectedly received a letter and a manuscript from Alfred Russel Wallace indicating that he too had independently formulated a theory of natural selection. The letters detail the various stages in the preparation of what was to become one of the world's most famous works: Darwin's On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, published by John Murray in November 1859. They reveal the first impressions of Darwin's book given by his most trusted confidants, and they relate Darwin's anxious response to the early reception of his theory by friends, family members, and prominent naturalists. This volume provides the capstone to Darwin's remarkable efforts for more than two decades to solve one of nature's greatest riddles - the origin of species.
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Darwin's Fishes

An Encyclopedia of Ichthyology, Ecology, and Evolution

Author: Daniel Pauly

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139451819

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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In Darwin's Fishes, Daniel Pauly presents an encyclopaedia of ichthyology, ecology and evolution, based upon everything that Charles Darwin ever wrote about fish. Entries are arranged alphabetically and can be about, for example, a particular fish taxon, an anatomical part, a chemical substance, a scientist, a place, or an evolutionary or ecological concept. The reader can start wherever they like and are then led by a series of cross-references on a fascinating voyage of interconnected entries, each indirectly or directly connected with original writings from Darwin himself. Along the way, the reader is offered interpretation of the historical material put in the context of both Darwin's time and that of contemporary biology and ecology. This book is intended for anyone interested in fishes, the work of Charles Darwin, evolutionary biology and ecology, and natural history in general.
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Charles Darwin

Destroyer of Myths

Author: Andrew Norman

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1629140740

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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Charles Darwin did not deliberately set out to be the “destroyer of mythical beliefs,” some of which, in his early days as a young Christian, he had previously espoused. He was a modest man who liked to avoid controversy of any kind, yet paradoxically, he was to be the cause of the greatest controversy in the history of science and religion. When Darwin embarked on the HMS Beagle in late December 1831, bound for the southern hemisphere, he could not have imagined that the experience would lead him to formulate a theory which would totally revolutionize the way in which we viewed the natural world. He did not come to his conclusions about the origin and evolution of all life on Earth quickly, though, for just as the living organisms to which his theory applied had evolved over millions of years, so his thinking evolved as his own life progressed. How did this thoughtful, methodical scientist come to have such an impact on his time—and on ours? These questions and more are what Andrew Norman seeks to answer in this biography of the author of The Origin of Species. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
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A Calendar of the Correspondence of Charles Darwin, 1821-1882

Author: American Council of Learned Societies

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521434232

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 736

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Provides a complete listing of the known correspondence of Charles Darwin.
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The Correspondence of Charles Darwin :

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108423045

Category: Science

Page: 938

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This volume is part of the definitive edition of letters written by and to Charles Darwin, the most celebrated naturalist of the nineteenth century. Notes and appendixes put these fascinating and wide-ranging letters in context, making the letters accessible to both scholars and general readers. Darwin depended on correspondence to collect data from all over the world, and to discuss his emerging ideas with scientific colleagues, many of whom he never met in person. The letters are published chronologically: volume 25 includes letters from 1877, the year in which Darwin published Forms of Flowers and with his son Francis carried out experiments on plant movement and bloom on plants. Darwin was awarded an honorary LL.D. by Cambridge University, and appeared in person to receive it. The volume contains a number of appendixes, including two on the albums of photograph sent to Darwin by his Dutch, German, and Austrian admirers.
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The Song of the Dodo

Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions

Author: David Quammen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439124965

Category: Nature

Page: 704

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David Quammen's book, The Song of the Dodo, is a brilliant, stirring work, breathtaking in its scope, far-reaching in its message -- a crucial book in precarious times, which radically alters the way in which we understand the natural world and our place in that world. It's also a book full of entertainment and wonders. In The Song of the Dodo, we follow Quammen's keen intellect through the ideas, theories, and experiments of prominent naturalists of the last two centuries. We trail after him as he travels the world, tracking the subject of island biogeography, which encompasses nothing less than the study of the origin and extinction of all species. Why is this island idea so important? Because islands are where species most commonly go extinct -- and because, as Quammen points out, we live in an age when all of Earth's landscapes are being chopped into island-like fragments by human activity. Through his eyes, we glimpse the nature of evolution and extinction, and in so doing come to understand the monumental diversity of our planet, and the importance of preserving its wild landscapes, animals, and plants. We also meet some fascinating human characters. By the book's end we are wiser, and more deeply concerned, but Quammen leaves us with a message of excitement and hope.
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Charles Darwin's Letters

A Selection, 1825-1859

Author: Charles Darwin,Frederick Burkhardt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521566773

Category: Science

Page: 279

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Charles Darwin stands as an icon in the history of science; a man who completely changed the direction of modern thought by establishing the basis of evolutionary biology. These letters offer a fascinating window onto the scientific observations, personal concerns and friendships of a great thinker, affording a unique glimpse of Darwin as both naturalist and family man. From his early years at Edinburgh University up to the publication of The Origin of Species in 1859, the letters in this volume chart the most exciting years of Darwin's life.
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The Formation of Vegetable Mould

Through the Action of Worms, with Observations on Their Habits

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Denudacion (Geologia)

Page: 326

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A Devil's Chaplain

Reflections on Hope, Lies, Science, and Love

Author: Richard Dawkins

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547416520

Category: Science

Page: 272

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Essays on morality, mortality, and much more from the New York Times–bestselling author of The Selfish Gene and The God Delusion. This early collection of essays from renowned evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins is an enthusiastic declaration, a testament to the power of rigorous scientific examination to reveal the wonders of the world. In these essays, Dawkins revisits the meme, the unit of cultural information that he named and wrote about in his groundbreaking work, The Selfish Gene. Here also are moving tributes to friends and colleagues, including a eulogy for novelist Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy; correspondence with fellow biologist Stephen Jay Gould; commentary on the events of 9/11; and visits with the famed paleoanthropologists Richard and Meave Leakey at their African wildlife preserve. Ending with a vivid note to Dawkins’s ten-year-old daughter, reminding her to remain curious, ask questions, and live the examined life, A Devil’s Chaplain is a fascinating read by “a man of firm opinions, which he expresses with clarity and punch” (Scientific American).
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The Species Problem

Biological Species, Ontology, and the Metaphysics of Biology

Author: David N. Stamos

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780739105030

Category: Philosophy

Page: 380

View: 1911

Stamos squarely confronts the problem of determining what a biological species is, whether species are real, and the nature of their reality. He critically considers the evolution of the major contemporary views of species and also offers his own solution to the species problem.
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Book Review Digest

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bibliography

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One Plus One Equals One

Symbiosis and the evolution of complex life

Author: John Archibald

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191636282

Category: Science

Page: 288

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We are in the midst of a revolution. It is a scientific revolution built upon the tools of molecular biology, with which we probe and prod the living world in ways unimaginable a few decades ago. Need to track a bacterium at the root of a hospital outbreak? No problem: the offending germ's complete genetic profile can be obtained in 24 hours. We insert human DNA into E. coli bacteria to produce our insulin. It is natural to look at biotechnology in the 21st century with a mix of wonder and fear. But biotechnology is not as 'unnatural' as one might think. All living organisms use the same molecular processes to replicate their genetic material and the same basic code to 'read' their genes. The similarities can be seen in their DNA. Here, John Archibald shows how evolution has been 'plugging-and-playing' with the subcellular components of life from the very beginning and continues to do so today. For evidence, we need look no further than the inner workings of our own cells. Molecular biology has allowed us to gaze back more than three billion years, revealing the microbial mergers and acquisitions that underpin the development of complex life. One Plus One Equals One tells the story of how we have come to this realization and its implications.
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New Scientist

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

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Facets of Faith and Science

Author: Jitse M. van der Meer

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: 9780819199935

Category: Philosophy

Page: 350

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This fourth volume of Facets of Faith and Science focuses on how to interpret God's action in nature and surveys recent thought on divine agency, proposes a new understanding of double agency, and addresses the relation of divine action and omniscience to natural causation, randomness and evolutionary theory. Chapters Include: Recent Thoughts on Divine Agency; The Dressage Ring and the Ballroom: Loci of Double Agency; The Law of Nature and the Nature of God; Randomness, Omniscience, and Divine Action; Theism, Christianity, and the Grand Evolutionary Story; On Craig's Defense of the Kalam Cosmological Argument; Demarcation and Design; Transcendent Causes and Computational Miracles; Design, Chance, and Necessity in Recent Science and Philosophy; Religious Apologetics and the Transmutation of Knowledge: Was a Chemico-Theology Possible in Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Century Britain?; Natural Theology and a Christian Witness in Chemistry and Physics; The Gulf between Design and Descent: Charles Darwin's Rejection of As a Gray's Apologia; Chiasmic Cosmology and The Same Old Story: Two Lutheran Approaches to Natural Theology; Faith and Science in Biblical Perspective: Human Responsibility before God; Copernicanism and the Bible in Early Modern Science; An Interactive Theory of the Relation between Science and Scripture; A Reformational Look at the Authority of Scripture; Natural Science and Scriptural Revelation; The Exodus and Jericho: Interpretation and Belief in Biblical Geography and Archaeology; Galileo and the History of Hermenutics; Creation and Separation. Co-published with The Pascal Centre for Advanced Studies in Faith and Science.
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Humanities

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Humanities

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