Darwin, Charles Robert (1809–82)
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List of works
Darwin, C. (1845) Journal of Researches into the Geology and Natural History of the Countries Visited during the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle, London: John Murray.
(A semi-popular account of the voyage, frequently reprinted.)
Darwin, C. (1859) On the Origin of Species by means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life, London: John Murray.
(Darwin’s main work on evolution; the much-revised sixth edition of 1872 is the one most frequently reprinted.)
Darwin, C. (1871) The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, London: John Murray, 2 vols; repr. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1981.
(Darwin’s main work on human origins, with a long account of sexual selection and an attempt to apply that theory to explain human characteristics.)
References and further reading
Bowler, P. (1984) Evolution: The History of an Idea, Berkeley, CA: University of California Press; revised edn 1989.
(General survey of the history of evolutionism, with extensive bibliography.)
Bowler, P (1988) The Non-Darwinian Revolution: Reinterpreting a Historical Myth, Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.
(A reassessment of Darwin’s impact on nineteenth-century thought.)
Bowler, P (1990) Charles Darwin: The Man and his Influence, Oxford: Blackwell.
(Biography and assessment of Darwin’s influence.)
Desmond, A. and Moore, J. (1991) Darwin, London: Micheal Joseph.
(Massive biography stressing the social context of Darwin’s thought.)
Ghiselin, M. (1969) The Triumph of the Darwinian Method, Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
(Detailed account of Darwin’s scientific work.)
Kohn, D. (1985) The Darwinian Heritage, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
(Major compilation of Darwin scholarship.)
Richards, R. (1987) Darwin and the Emergence of Evolutionary Theories of Mind and Behavior, Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
(The evolution of mental powers according to Darwin and later writers.)
Young, R. (1985) Darwin’s Metaphor: Nature’s Place in Victorian Culture, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
(Essays on the social context of Darwinism.)
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