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Life And Letters, Part I, Charles Darwin

Life And Letters, Part I, Charles Darwin
  • #: 112481
  • Price: $0.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Books
  • Updated: 2009-07-24
  • Current Version: 3.0
  • 3.0
  • Size: 0.70 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: CHS Systems, LLC
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later
  • © 2009 CHS Systems
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Description

The British naturalist Charles Darwin had correspondence with numerous other scientific luminaries of his age and members of his family. These have provided historians with many insights about Darwin's work, including but not limited to: the development of his scientific ideas; his opinions on issues he did not publish about (his letters to Asa Gray, for example, show his changing opinions on the American Civil War); matters about his character and health; the ways in which he relied upon correspodence for much of his investigations into natural history; and the ways in which he marshalled scientific support for his ideas amongst friends and colleagues.

Analysis and publication of Darwin's correspondence has been a main focus of the so-called Darwin Industry of historical scholarship.

ABOUT CHARLES DARWIN

Charles Robert Darwin FRS (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist who realised and demonstrated that all species of life have evolved over time from common ancestors through the process he called natural selection. The fact that evolution occurs became accepted by the scientific community and much of the general public in his lifetime, while his theory of natural selection came to be widely seen as the primary explanation of the process of evolution in the 1930s, and now forms the basis of modern evolutionary theory. In modified form, Darwin’s scientific discovery remains the foundation of biology, as it provides a unifying logical explanation for the diversity of life.

His 1859 book On the Origin of Species established evolutionary descent with modification as the dominant scientific explanation of diversification in nature. He examined human evolution and sexual selection in The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex, followed by The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. His research on plants was published in a series of books, and in his final book, he examined earthworms and their effect on soil.

In recognition of Darwin’s pre-eminence, he was one of only five 19th-century UK non-royal personages to be honoured by a state funeral, and was buried in Westminster Abbey, close to John Herschel and Isaac Newton.

FEATURES:

• It remembers where you last were reading

• Choice of different font/colors, including white on black for low light reading

• Very fast to open and display.

• Self contained and therefore does not require internet.

• Excellent reference material for scientists, teachers and students.

• Has ability to tele-read at a settable pace so as to avoid use of screen gestures.

• This is a reference work eBook eReader.

What's New in Version 3.0

Added landscape/rotation for most screens.
More fonts.
Built to 3.0 OS specifications.
Menu changes.

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