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Van Wyhe, John 1971-

Overview
Works: 44 works in 132 publications in 3 languages and 5,158 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Personal correspondence  History  Biographies  Autobiographies  Maps 
Roles: Author, Editor, Transcriber
Classifications: DS601, 576.82092
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Most widely held works about John Van Wyhe
 
Most widely held works by John Van Wyhe
Dispelling the darkness : voyage in the Malay Archipelago and the discovery of evolution by Wallace and Darwin by John Van Wyhe( )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Darwin is one of the most famous scientists in history. But he was not alone. Comparatively forgotten, Wallace independently discovered evolution by natural selection in Southeast Asia. This book is based on the most thorough research ever conducted on Wallace's voyage. Closely connected, but worlds apart, Darwin and Wallace's stories hold many surprises. Did Darwin really keep his theory a secret for twenty years? Did he plagiarize Wallace? Were their theories really the same? How did Wallace hit on the solution, and on which island? This book reveals for the first time the true story of Darwin, Wallace and the discovery that would change our understanding of life on Earth forever."--Publisher's description
Charles Darwin in Cambridge : the most joyful years by John Van Wyhe( )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. This book is based on new research, including newly discovered manuscripts and Darwin publications, and gathers together recollections of those who knew Darwin as a student. This book therefore reveals Darwin's time in Cambridge in unprecedented detail
Charles Darwin's shorter publications, 1829-1883 by Charles Darwin( )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charles Darwin's words first appeared in print as a student at Christ's College, Cambridge in 1829, and in almost every subsequent year of his life he published essays, articles, letters to editors, or other brief works. These shorter publications contain a wealth of valuable material. They represent an important part of the Darwin visible to the Victorian public, alongside his ever present sense of humour, and reveal an even wider variety of his scientific interests and abilities, which continued to his final days. This book brings together all known shorter publications and printed items Darwin wrote during his lifetime, including his first and his last publications, and the first publication, with A.R. Wallace, of Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection. With over seventy newly discovered items, the book is fully edited and annotated, and contains original illustrations and a comprehensive bibliography."--Jacket
Alfred Russel Wallace : letters from the Malay Archipelago by Alfred Russel Wallace( )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together the letters of the great Victorian naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) during his famous travels of 1854-62 in the Malay Archipelago (now Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia), which led him to come independently to the same conclusion as Charles Darwin: that evolution occurs through natural selection. Beautifully written, they are filled with lavish descriptions of the remote regions he explored, the peoples, and fascinating details of the manynew species of mammals, birds, and insects he discovered during his time there. John van Wyhe and Kees Rookmaaker pr
Charles Darwin's shorter publications 1829-1883 by John Van Wyhe( )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotated with original illustrations, this valuable text brings together all known shorter publications, letters and journals written by Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin's notebooks from the voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Darwin's 'Beagle' notebooks are the most direct sources we have for his experiences on his epic voyage, and they now survive as some of the most precious documents in the history of science and exploration, written by the man who later used these notes to develop one of the greatest scientific theories of all time." "The book contains complete transcriptions of the 15 notebooks that Darwin used over the 5 years of the voyage to record his 'on the spot' geological and general observations. Unlike the many other documents that he also created, the field notebooks are not confined to any one subject or genre. Instead, they record the full range of his interests and activities during the voyage, with notes and observations on the rocks, fossils, plants and animals that he saw and collected. They also record his encounters with peoples of the various countries he travelled to, alongside maps, drawings, shopping lists, memoranda, theoretical essays and personal diary entries." "Some of Darwin's critical discoveries and experiences, made famous through his own publications, are recorded in their most immediate form in the notebooks, and published here for the very first time. The notebook texts are fully edited and accompanied by introductions that explain in detail Darwin's adventures at each stage of the voyage, and focus on discoveries which were pivotal to convincing him that life on Earth had evolved."--Jacket
The annotated Malay Archipelago by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wallace's Malay Archipelago is a classic account of the travels of a Victorian naturalist through island Southeast Asia. It has been loved by readers ever since its publication in 1869. This edition explains, updates and corrects the original text with an historical introduction and hundreds of explanatory notes. Wallace left hundreds of people, places, publications and species unidentified. He referred to most species only with the scientific name current at the time. Whenever available, the common names for species have been provided, and scientific names updated."--Publisher description
Phrenology and the origins of Victorian scientific naturalism by John Van Wyhe( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John van Wyhe argues that the phrenological naturalism, which stemmed from Gall and Enlightenment Europe, further modified in the phrenology controversies and then advanced by Combe, became one of the most influential ideological and cultural developments in Victorian Britain
The complete work of Charles Darwin online by Charles Darwin( )

in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This site contains Darwin's complete publications and many of his handwritten manuscripts. There are over 50,000 searchable text pages and 40,000 images. There is also a large Darwin bibliography and manuscript catalogue. More than 150 ancillary texts are included, ranging from reference works to reviews, obituaries, descriptions of the Beagle specimens and related works for understanding Darwin's context. Free audio mp3 versions of his works are also available
Darwin : the man, his great voyage, and his theory of evolution by John Van Wyhe( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Take a look at the life of the incredible scientist who forever altered our view of life on earth. Darwin follows the man from his birth to his last days, delving into his groundbreaking publications, far-flung travels, and theories on evolution. More than 160 stunning images and illustrations include personal diary entries, letters, and handwritten notes, as well as sketches from Darwin's famous works. In compelling detail, this illustrated biography covers not only Darwin's scientific career and On the Origin of Species, but also his personal struggles, allowing us to truly see and understand the human being
The Darwin experience by John Van Wyhe( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining science, travel, culture, and history in a profile of the English naturalist, this slipcased volume offers hundreds of color photographs, as well as glimpses of letters, maps, sketches, newspaper articles, and removable facsimile documents
Darwin by John Van Wyhe( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Darwin a révolutionné notre compréhension de la vie sur Terre et de la place que nous y tenons. Sa théorie de l'évolution par sélection naturelle, bien que choquante et controversée à son époque, a été la base des sciences de la vie pendant quelque 160 ans. John van Wyhe s'appuie sur 25 années d'études pour révéler la vie du célèbre homme de science grâce à de passionnants détails. Depuis son expédition à bord du Beagle et ses légendaires recherches dans les îles Galapagos jusqu'à la publication de ses travaux révolutionnaires, en passant par son mariage et ses problèmes de santé, vous découvrirez l'incroyable vie qu'il a menée
Combe's Constitution of man, and nineteeth-century responses( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darwin : the story of the man and his theories of evolution by John Van Wyhe( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darwin in Cambridge by John Van Wyhe( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combe's Constitution of man, and 19th century responses by George Combe( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The writings of Charles Darwin on the web by Charles Darwin( )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transcription of Darwin's books, prefaces, articles, and correspondence as well as digitized illustrations in his works. Includes search options
Wanderlust : the amazing Ida Pfeiffer, the first female tourist by John Van Wyhe( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wallace online( )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wallace Online represents the world's first comprehensive historic collection of Wallace's works. Funded by an anonymous grant from an American donor, the free site offers 28,000 pages of documents and 25,000 images. It traces the naturalist's discoveries while in Southeast Asia, a region of rich biodiversity that forms the cradle of evolution
The annotated Malay Archipelago by Alfred Russel Wallace by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This annotated edition of the original 1869 version includes some omissions, which left many people, places, publications, and species unidentified. It also corrects some mistakes, including inaccurate dates and place-names and some "memorable" anecdotes. The author explains that the initial purpose of Wallace's travels was to collect unusual organisms, an activity that yielded handsome profits. A dedicated naturalist, Wallace always carried a notebook, eight of which have survived. Four were incorporated into his journal, and the other four were filled with scientific information about his collections, financial records, reading notes, and speculations concerning evolution. However, the Journal and Malay Archipelago contain nothing about his theoretical work on species. Wallace's ten maps and all of his original woodcuts are included, supplemented by summaries of his itineraries and many colored illustrations of animals he encountered that were not included in the initial publication
 
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Charles Darwin's notebooks from the voyage of the Beagle
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Charles Darwin's shorter publications 1829-1883Charles Darwin's notebooks from the voyage of the BeaglePhrenology and the origins of Victorian scientific naturalismThe Darwin experienceDarwinCombe's Constitution of man, and nineteeth-century responsesDarwin : the story of the man and his theories of evolutionCombe's Constitution of man, and 19th century responses
Alternative Names
John van Wyhe Historian of Science

van Wyhe, John, 1971-

VanWyhe, John 1971-

Wyhe, John van.

Wyhe, John van 1971-

Languages
English (104)

French (3)

Czech (1)