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From Federico Delpino   11 September 1875

The transcript of this letter is not yet available online.

Summary

Thanks for Thomas Belt’s Naturalist in Nicaragua [1874], which confirms some of his observations,

and for Insectivorous plants, which he praises.

Suggests that a book integrating knowledge of plant–animal interactions be written by a Darwinist.

Defines biology as the science of external interactions.

German reception is far more positive than Italian.

Summary

Thanks for Thomas Belt’s Naturalist in Nicaragua [1874], which confirms some of his observations,

and for Insectivorous plants, which he praises.

Suggests that a book integrating knowledge of plant–animal interactions be written by a Darwinist.

Defines biology as the science of external interactions.

German reception is far more positive than Italian.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-10155
From
Federico Delpino
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Vallombrosa
Source of text
DAR 162: 154
Physical description
4pp (Italian)

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10155,” accessed on 22 July 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-10155.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 23

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