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Marcel Pontbriand - THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF CHARLES DARWIN by Charles Darwin - MY SEVERAL PUBLICATIONS - Part 9

MY SEVERAL PUBLICATIONS.

Part 9.

During subsequent years, whenever I had leisure, I pursued my experiments, and my book on ‘Insectivorous Plants’ was published in July 1875—that is, sixteen years after my first observations. 286 more words

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Marcel Pontbriand - THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF CHARLES DARWIN by Charles Darwin - MY SEVERAL PUBLICATIONS - Part 8

MY SEVERAL PUBLICATIONS.

Part 8.

But when I found that many naturalists fully accepted the doctrine of the evolution of species, it seemed to me advisable to work up such notes as I possessed, and to publish a special treatise on the origin of man. 473 more words

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Marcel Pontbriand - THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF CHARLES DARWIN by Charles Darwin - MY SEVERAL PUBLICATIONS - Part 7

MY SEVERAL PUBLICATIONS.

Part 7.

In the autumn of 1864 I finished a long paper on ‘Climbing Plants,’ and sent it to the Linnean Society. The writing of this paper cost me four months; but I was so unwell when I received the proof-sheets that I was forced to leave them very badly and often obscurely expressed. 500 more words

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Marcel Pontbriand - THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF CHARLES DARWIN by Charles Darwin - MY SEVERAL PUBLICATIONS - Part 6

MY SEVERAL PUBLICATIONS.

Part 6.

During the two last months of 1859 I was fully occupied in preparing a second edition of the ‘Origin,’ and by an enormous correspondence. 642 more words

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Marcel Pontbriand - THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF CHARLES DARWIN by Charles Darwin - MY SEVERAL PUBLICATIONS - Part 5

MY SEVERAL PUBLICATIONS.

Part 5.

I gained much by my delay in publishing from about 1839, when the theory was clearly conceived, to 1859; and I lost nothing by it, for I cared very little whether men attributed most originality to me or Wallace; and his essay no doubt aided in the reception of the theory. 569 more words

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Marcel Pontbriand - THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF CHARLES DARWIN by Charles Darwin - MY SEVERAL PUBLICATIONS - Part 4

MY SEVERAL PUBLICATIONS.

Part 4.

In September 1858 I set to work by the strong advice of Lyell and Hooker to prepare a volume on the transmutation of species, but was often interrupted by ill-health, and short visits to Dr. 641 more words

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Marcel Pontbriand - THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF CHARLES DARWIN by Charles Darwin - MY SEVERAL PUBLICATIONS - Part 3

MY SEVERAL PUBLICATIONS.

Part 3.

In October 1838, that is, fifteen months after I had begun my systematic enquiry, I happened to read for amusement ‘Malthus on Population,’ and being well prepared to appreciate the struggle for existence which everywhere goes on from long-continued observation of the habits of animals and plants, it at once struck me that under these circumstances favourable variations would tend to be preserved, and unfavourable ones to be destroyed. 604 more words

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