Darwin: A Reader's Guide
Author Michael T. Ghiselin
  • Publish Date February 2, 2009
  • Standard Number ISSN 0068-5461
  • Page Count 185 pp
  • Number of Figures 3 Figures
  • Price $16.00 (softcover)
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This book is a tribute to Dr. Ghiselin's exhaustive studies on Darwin since the 1960s and is an invaluable resource not only for seasoned scholars but also those just beginning to delve into Darwin. Included is a thoughtful overview of Darwin's life and literature - including a bibliography of his work, a secondary resource bibliography, a biographical timeline, as well as a biographical dictionary.


Table of Contents

1. Preface and acknowledgements

2. Introduction

3. Darwin's Life and Works

   -Journal of Researches (1893)

   -Geological Observations on South America (1846)

   -A Monograph on the Sub-Class Cirripedia, With Figures of All the Species (1852-1855)

   -On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life (1859)

   -On the Various Contrivances by which British and Foreign Orchids are Fertilised by Insects, and on the Good Effects of Intercrossing (1863)

   -The Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species (1877)

   -The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom (1876)

   -The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication (1868)

   -The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex (1871)

   -The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals (1872)

   -Insectivorous Plants (1875)

   -The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants (1865)

   -The Power of Movement in Plants (1880)

   -The Formation of Vegetable Mould, through the Action of Worms, with Observations on their Habits (1881)

4. Secondary literature and other sources

5. Darwin Chronology

6. Biographical Dictionary

7. Bibliographies

    I. Publications of Charles Darwin

    II. Publications based on Darwin's Collections

    III. Secondary literature

       -Supplement to Secondary literature


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