Representing the present rich state of historical work on Darwin and Darwinism, this volume of essays places the great theorist in the context of Victorian science. The book includes contributions by some of the most distinguished senior figures of Darwin scholarship and by leading younger scholars who have been transforming Darwinian studies. The result is the most comprehensive survey available of Darwin's impact on science and society.
Originally published in 1986.
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"The Darwinian Heritage is truly a monumental achievement on the part of the contributors, the editors, and not least the publishers. The volume contains thirty-one papers written by an international community of scholars. . . . The work drives home the point time and again that Darwin was a controversial thinker and writer, who worked best against a constant foil of criticism, although his scientific conclusions were carefully supported by empirical evidence."--K. N. Chadhuri, Journal of Biogeography
". . . a must for those interested in tracing the diverse origins of Darwin's thought and the role he played in the scientific community of his time."--Eric Delson, Recent Publications in Natural History
"The anthology does more than incorporate scholarship of the past and is more than a comprehensive monument of present scholarship. It also programs future studies."--Charles S. Blinderman, Victorian Studies