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Wielka encyklopedia: Wielka encyklopedia PWN. 31 vols. Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, 2001–05.

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  • … Wielka encyklopedia PWN. 31 vols. Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, 2001–05. RR R900.P9 16 …

Kennard, C. A. (1827–1907)

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  • … published as Boston Daily Journal; Date: 05-28-1881; Volume: XLVIII; Issue: 15872; Page: [ …
  • … published as Boston Daily Journal; Date: 05-31-1884; Volume: LI; Issue: 16816; Page: [4]; …
  • … Type: News/Opinion Paper: Boston Journal, published as Boston Evening Journal; Date: 05- …
  • 05-1886; Volume: LIII; Issue: 17419; Page: [4]; Location: Boston, Massachusetts [America’s …
  • … Opinion Paper: Boston Daily Advertiser; Date: 05-02-1888; Volume: 151; Issue: 24471; Page: …
  • … published as Boston Daily Journal; Date: 05-14-1890; Volume: LVII; Issue: 18680; Page: [ …

Syrski, Szymon (1829–82)

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  • … Wielka encyklopedia PWN. 31 vols. Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, 2001–05. 16 …

From George M’Ilvaine Ramsey   5 April 1869

Summary

Describes the work he is writing, Cosmology (Ramsay 1870).

Author:  George M’Ilvaine Ramsey
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  05 Apr 1869
Classmark:  DAR 271.6: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6692F

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  • … DAR 271.6: 3 George M’Ilvaine Ramsey 05 Apr 1869 Charles Robert Darwin …

From E. A. Darwin   [19 June 1858]

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Discusses geometry related to the structure of bees’ cells. Encloses notes and diagrams dealing with intersections of spheres.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [19 June 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 51
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2287

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  • … sphere = .306 in diameter’ pencil ; ‘.05 or 0425 .00448 0448 .0052 157’ pencil, altered …
  • … magnified 10 times a b c d basin, bd = 0 in .05 (real dimension A E F G Rhomb in position, …
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Darwin and Down

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Charles and Emma Darwin, with their first two children, settled at Down House in the village of Down (later ‘Downe’) in Kent, as a young family in 1842.   The house came with eighteen acres of land, and a fifteen acre meadow.  The village combined the…

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  • … and the struggle for existence: To J. D. Hooker,  5 June [1855] : Darwin describes the …
  • … for existence in his own weed garden. To Asa Gray,  5 September [1857] : setting out his …

Darwin’s hothouse and lists of hothouse plants

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Darwin became increasingly involved in botanical experiments in the years after the publication of Origin. The building of a small hothouse - a heated greenhouse - early in 1863  greatly increased the range of plants that he could keep for scientific…

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  • … account book (Down House MS) and  Correspondence  vol. 5, letter to J. D. Hooker, 19 April [1855 …
  • … beauty in each leaf’ (letter to J. D. Hooker, 24[–5] February [1863] ). Darwin’s aesthetic …
  • … to which they belonged. In his letter to Hooker of 5 March [1863] , he announced that the plants …
  • … by Darwin; these lists are in DAR 255: 8 and DAR 255: 2–5. The first is a list that Darwin …
  • … plants sent to him by Hooker (see letter to J. D. Hooker, 5 March [1863] ), since many of the …
  • … to Darwin from Kew. Darwin said in the letter to Hooker of 5 March [1863] that he had received …
  • …   Malpighia urens 5       …
  • …     ——  speciosa 5 do. do. …
  • … § Gongora atropurpurea 5   § Cyrtopodium Andersonii …
  • …   § ——  maculata 5   ——  punctata 10 …
  • …   Anoectochilus argenteus  12 5 s . § …
  • … curassavica. 4.  Canna Warszewiczii. 5.  ‘speciosa’ deleted in pencil. 6.  This …
  • … 1863a, p. 10. See also letter to J. D. Hooker, 24[–5] February [1863] and n. 19. 9. …
  • … aurantiaca 12.  ‘Anoectochilus argenteus 5 s .’ deleted in ink. 13.  ‘—— pictus 8 …

A tale of two bees

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Darwinian evolution theory fundamentally changed the way we understand the environment and even led to the coining of the word 'ecology'. Darwin was fascinated by bees: he devised experiments to study the comb-building technique of honey bees and…

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  • … standing. (letter to Herman Müller, [before 5 May 1872] ,  Correspondence , vol. 20) …

The evolution of honeycomb

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Honeycombs are natural engineering marvels, using the least possible amount of wax to provide the greatest amount of storage space, with the greatest possible structural stability. Darwin recognised that explaining the evolution of the honey-bee’s comb…

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  • … of a meeting at the Entomological Society of London on 5 April. Since the notes he promised to send …
  • … Proceedings of the Entomological Society of London  n.s. 5: 17–18 is reproduced here: …
  • … isolated cylindrical cells (letter to W. B. Tegetmeier, 5 June [1858] ). Tegetmeier suggested …
  • … below. In August 1858, Waterhouse’s remarks at the 5 April meeting of the Entomological …

Biodiversity and its histories

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The Darwin Correspondence Project was co-sponsor of Biodiversity and its Histories, which brought together scholars and researchers in ecology, politics, geography, anthropology, cultural history, and history and philosophy of science, to explore how…

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  • … in a multinational empire   Session 5: Biocultural Diversity   Chair: Sujit …

Insectivorous plants

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Darwin’s work on insectivorous plants began by accident. While on holiday in the summer of 1860, staying with his wife’s relatives in Hartfield, Sussex, he went for long walks on the heathland and became curious about the large number of insects caught by…

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  • … different species of Drosera from Kew . After 4 or 5 weeks hard work, he reported back to Gray …

Getting to know Darwin's science

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One of the most exciting aspects of Charles Darwin’s correspondence is the opportunity it gives to researchers to ‘get to know’ Darwin as an individual. The letters not only reveal the scientific processes behind Darwin’s publications, they give insight…

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  • … Darwin’s archive  4. discussion questions  5. examples and suggestions for classroom …

Darwin and vivisection

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Darwin played an important role in the controversy over vivisection that broke out in late 1874. Public debate was sparked when the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals brought an unsuccessful prosecution against a French physiologist who…

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  • … The Playfair bill was not the only one before Parliament. On 5 May, Lord Hartismere (John Major …
  • … a vice-president of the RSPCA. The commission met between 5 June and 15 December 1875, examining …

Living and fossil cirripedia

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Darwin published four volumes on barnacles, the crustacean sub-class Cirripedia, between 1851 and 1854, two on living species and two on fossil species. Written for a specialist audience, they are among the most challenging and least read of Darwin’s works…

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  • … appeared in June 1851, it was the third part of volume 5 of the Palaeontographical Society’s …