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Charles Darwin Volume 2

The Power at Place


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Charles Darwin Volume 2 by Janet Browne
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The second half of Charles Darwin's life was inextricably interwoven with the story of "The Origin of the Species" and this concluding volume of his biography looks closely at the wider publishing world of Victorian England and the different audiences which responded to Darwin's ideas. Darwin relied heavily upon his friends and family, his publishing contacts, his correspondence network, and the expanding geographical and economic horizons of Victorian Britain to distribute his views to the furthest corners of Empire. This biography considers the Darwinian revolution from his point of view and what it was like to become a scientific celebrity.

Author Biography

Janet Browne is a zoologist and historian of science and Professor in the History of Biology at the Welcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at University College, London
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August 7th, 2003
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
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