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Charles Darwin in Cambridge: The Most Joyful Years

Biography / Memoir

By: John van Wyhe(Author)

150 pages, illustrations

World Scientific Publishing

Paperback | Jul 2014 | #215710 | ISBN-13: 9789814583978
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Hardback | Jul 2014 | #215709 | ISBN-13: 9789814583961
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About this book

Charles Darwin's years as a student at the University of Cambridge were some of the most important and formative of his life. Thereafter he always felt a particular affection for Cambridge. For a time he even considered a Cambridge professorship as a career and sent three of his sons there to be educated. Unfortunately the remaining traces of what Darwin actually did and experienced in Cambridge have long remained undiscovered. Consequently his day-to-day life there has remained unknown and misunderstood. Charles Darwin in Cambridge is based on new research, including newly discovered manuscripts and Darwin publications, and gathers together recollections of those who knew Darwin as a student. Charles Darwin in Cambridge therefore reveals Darwin's time in Cambridge in unprecedented detail.


- Early life 1809 - 1825
- Edinburgh University 1825 - 1827
- Coming Up to Cambridge
- First Year at Cambridge
- Second Year at Cambridge
- Third Year at Cambridge
- Last Terms at Cambridge
- Voyage of the Beagle - and Return to Cambridge
- The Origin of Species and Honorary Cambridge Degree
- 1909: The First Darwin Centenary in Cambridge
- 2009: The Second Darwin Centenary in Cambridge
- Acknowledgements
- References
- Appendices
- Index

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