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. This set contains volumes 21 to 29 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 whose 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 21: "The descent of man, and selection in relation to sex", second edition, with an essay by T.H. Huxley (1877) Vol I. Volume 22: "The descent of man...", Vol II. Volume 23: "The expression of the emotions in man and animals", second edition, edited by Francis Darwin (1890). Volume 24: "Insectivorous plants", second edition, revised by Francis Darwin (1888). Volume 25: "The effects of cross and self fertilization in the vegetable kingdom", second edition (1878). Volume 26: "The different forms of flowers on plants of the same species", second edition with preface by Francis Darwin (1884). Volume 27: "The power of movement in plants" (1880). Volume 28: "The formation of vegetable mould, through the action of worms, with observations on their habits" (1881). Volume 29: "Erasmus Darwin" by Ernst Krause, with a preliminary notice by Charles Darwin (1879); "The autobiography of Charles Darwin", edited by Nora Barlow (1958). General index.
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