The Pickering Masters Darwin makes it possible for the first time to review Darwin's public literary output as a whole. Darwin's works are now presented in their definitive texts, typeset, printed and bound to modern standards. It is important to see Darwin's literary output as a whole to understand fully both his influence on the religious, philosophical and scientific upheavals of the 19th century, and the development of the theory of evolution which forms a continuous thread running through his work from first to last. These are the first 10 volumes in a 29-volume set (all 29 now available) which contain all Charles Darwin's published works. Darwin was one of the most influential figures of the 19th century. His work remains a central subject of study in the history of ideas, the history of science, zoology, botany, geology and evolution. Texts have been selected by Professor Barrett and Richard Freeman and where more than one edition of a work exists, the editors have chosen the edition which reflects Darwin's ideas most fully.
Volume 1: Introduction; "Charles Darwin's diary of the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle", edited by Nora Barlow (1933), (464pp, 1 folding plate). Volume 2: "Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle" (1839), Part I (256 pp, 1 folding plate). Volume 3: "Journal of researches ..." Part II, (264 pp, 2 folding plates). Volume 4: "The zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle, under the command of Captain Fitzroy, during the years 1832-1836" (1838-1843), Part I Fossil Mammalia, Part II Mammalia, (336 pp, 32 full page colour plates, 1 folding plate). Volume 5: "The zoology..." Part III Birds, (264 pp, 50 full page colour plates). Volume 6: "The zoology...", Part IV Fish, Part V Reptiles. Volume 7: "The structure and distribution of coral reefs", third edition (1889). Volume 8: "Geological observations on the volcanic islands visited during the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle" (1844, with the "Critical introduction" by J.W. Judd, 1890) (168 pp, 1 folding plate). Volume 9: "Geological observations on South America" (1846, with the "Critical introduction" by J.W. Judd, 1890) (360 pp, 1 large colour, 6 monochrome folding plates). Volume 10: "The foundations of the origin of the species. Two essays written in 1842 and 1844", edited by Francis Darwin (1909), (240 pp).
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