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Darwin, Francis Sir 1848-1925

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Works: 477 works in 1,751 publications in 7 languages and 16,383 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Personal correspondence  Records and correspondence  Autobiographies  Biographies  Essays  History  Laboratory manuals  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Translator, Creator, Compiler, Collector, Contributor, Author of introduction, Recipient, Correspondent
Classifications: QH31.D2, 575.2
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Most widely held works by Francis Darwin
The life and letters of Charles Darwin : including an autobiographical chapter by Charles Darwin( Book )

172 editions published between 1887 and 2016 in English and French and held by 2,956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In choosing letters for publication I have been largely guided by the wish to illustrate my father's personal character. But his life was so essentially one of work, that a history of the man could not be written without following closely the career of the author. Thus it comes about that the chief part of the book falls into chapters whose titles correspond to the names of his books. In arranging the letters I have adhered as far as possible to chronological sequence, but the character and variety of his researches make a strictly chronological order an impossibility. It was his habit to work more or less simultaneously at several subjects. Experimental work was often carried on as a refreshment or variety, while books entailing reasoning and the marshalling of large bodies of facts were being written. Moreover, many of his researches were allowed to drop, and only resumed after an interval of years. Thus a rigidly chronological series of letters would present a patchwork of subjects, each of which would be difficult to follow. The Table of Contents will show in what way I have attempted to avoid this result. It will be seen, for instance, that the second volume is not chronologically continuous with the first. Again, in the third volume, the botanical work, which principally occupied my father during the later years of his life, is treated in a separate series of chapters"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
The power of movement in plants by Charles Darwin( Book )

89 editions published between 1880 and 2015 in English and held by 1,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bewegungsphysiologie, Physiologie
The autobiography of Charles Darwin : from the life and letters of Charles Darwin by Charles Darwin( )

11 editions published between 1887 and 2012 in English and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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More letters of Charles Darwin : a record of his work in a series of hitherto unpublished letters by Charles Darwin( Book )

55 editions published between 1902 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This early 20th-century book contains letters of English naturalist Charles Darwin. It is the first volume in a two-book set. The work was compiled and edited by his son Francis Darwin
Insectivorous plants by Charles Darwin( Book )

63 editions published between 1875 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an early edition of Charles Darwin's 1875 work that is part of his series on the theory of natural selection. This book is a study of carnivorous plants
The expression of the emotions in man and animals by Charles Darwin( Book )

66 editions published between 1872 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second edition of The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals was edited by his son Francis Darwin and published in 1890. As Sir Francis notes in his brief preface, because the first edition did not sell out in Charles Darwin's lifetime, 'he had no opportunity of publishing the material collected with a view to a second edition.' This material, in the form of 'a mass of letters, extracts from and references to books' was utilised in the second edition, as were Darwin's pencilled corrections in his own volume of the first. The book is a study of the muscular movements of the face (both human and animal) triggered by the emotions being felt - a 'physical' response to a 'mental' sensation. Darwin's detailed analysis of what actually happens to a body in a state of fear, or joy, or anger is illustrated by photographic images
The foundations of the origin of species, two essays written in 1842 and 1844 by Charles Darwin( Book )

32 editions published between 1909 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic text republished as an e-book
Springtime : and other essays by Francis Darwin( Book )

20 editions published between 1919 and 2012 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Darwin, his life told in an autobiographical chapter and in a selected series of his published letters by Charles Darwin( Book )

40 editions published between 1892 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In preparing this volume, which is practically an abbreviation of the Life and Letters (1887), my aim has been to retain as far as possible the personal parts of those volumes. To render this feasible, large numbers of the more purely scientific letters are omitted, or represented by the citation of a few sentences. In certain periods of my father's life the scientific and the personal elements run a parallel course, rising and falling together in their degree of interest. Thus the writing of the Origin of Species, and its publication, appeal equally to the reader who follows my father's career from interest in the man, and to the naturalist who desires to know something of this turning point in the history of Biology. This part of the story has therefore been told with nearly the full amount of available detail. In arranging my material I have followed a roughly chronological sequence, but the character and variety of my father's researches make a strictly chronological order an impossibility. It was his habit to work more or less simultaneously at several subjects. Experimental work was often carried on as a refreshment or variety, while books entailing reasoning and the marshalling of large bodies of facts were being written. Moreover many of his researches were dropped only to be resumed after years had elapsed. Thus a chronological record of his work would be a patchwork, from which it would be difficult to disentangle the history of any given subject. The Table of Contents will show how I have tried to avoid this result. It will be seen, for instance, that after Chapter VIII. a break occurs; the story turns back from 1854 to 1831 in order that the Evolutionary chapters which follow may tell a continuous story. In the same way the Botanical Work which occupied so much of my father's time during the latter part of his life is treated separately in Chapters XVI. and XVII"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Charles Darwin's autobiography; with his notes and letters depicting the growth of the origin of species by Charles Darwin( Book )

9 editions published between 1950 and 1961 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What sort of man was this revolutionary thinker? Just what did he do? What do his achievements mean to us and what consequences have they had for our own world? Darwin himself could not anticipate the answer to the last of these three questions. His autobiography is the best single source of answers to the first two. It must be true that no one can adequately judge his own character, but in these pages Darwin, the objective scientist, comes unusually near to a truly dispassionate estimate of himself. - p. 2
Practical physiology of plants by Francis Darwin( Book )

44 editions published between 1884 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rustic sounds, and other studies in literature and natural history by Francis Darwin( Book )

15 editions published between 1917 and 2015 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientific papers by George Howard Darwin( Book )

7 editions published in 1907 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power of movement in plants, by Charles Darwin, assisted by Francis Darwin. With a preface to the Da Capo ed. by Barbara Gillespie Pickard by Charles Darwin( Book )

3 editions published between 1880 and 1966 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The variation of animals and plants under domestication by Charles Darwin( )

14 editions published between 1884 and 1905 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Darwin (1809 1882) first published this work in 1868 in two volumes. The book began as an expansion of the first two chapters of On the Origin of Species: 'Variation under Domestication' and 'Variation under Nature', and it developed into one of his largest works; Darwin referred to it as his 'big book'. Volume 1 deals with the variations introduced into species as a result of domestication, through changes in climate, diet, breeding and an absence of predators. He began with an examination of dogs and cats, comparing them with their wild counterparts, and moved on to investigate horses and asses; pigs, cattle, sheep, and goats; domestic rabbits; domestic pigeons; fowl; and finally cultivated plants. The work is a masterpiece of nineteenth-century scientific investigation; it is a key text in the development of Darwin's own thought and of the wider discipline of evolutionary biology."
The autobiography of Charles Darwin by Charles Darwin( Book )

24 editions published between 1929 and 2013 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his Autobiography written in 1876 but published posthumously, the naturalist Charles Darwin reflects on those crucial events that resulted in his discovering the scientific theory of organic evolution by means of natural selection. He examines his five-year voyage on the HMS Beagle and subsequent preparation of a manuscript for his pivotal work, On the Origin of Species (1859). Also included are many of Darwin's important letters, edited by his son, Francis. They reveal the freethinking geobiologist's thoughts on religious beliefs, scientific research, and the bitter controversy surrounding the far-reaching ramifications of evolutionary theory for life on Earth (including our own species)
The foundations of The origin of species, a sketch written in 1842 by Charles Darwin( )

14 editions published between 1909 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This early 20th-century book contains Charles Darwin's writings described as the "foundations" of his theory of evolution
Autobiography of Charles Darwin. With two appendices. comprising a chapter of reminiscences and a statement of Charles Darwin's religious views by Charles Darwin( Book )

19 editions published between 1929 and 2003 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darwin's short account of his life and work is accompanied by reminiscences by his son
La faculté motrice dans les plantes by Charles Darwin( Book )

8 editions published between 1882 and 2013 in French and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and letters of Charles Darwin : including an autobiographical chapter edited by his son, Francis Darwin by Charles Darwin( )

28 editions published between 1887 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume presents the life and work of Charles Darwin through his own personal letters, with additional commentary by his son, Francis Darwin. Each chapter discusses a different publication or subject area over a given time period. The volume concludes with a chapter by Francis Darwin discussing his father's health and how it affected his life and work." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
 
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Дарвин Ф

Дарвин Ф. 1848-1925

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