Darwin and His Children: His Other Legacy

Hardcover | August 8, 2013

byTim M. Berra

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While much has been written about the life and work of Charles Darwin, the lives of his wife and ten children remain largely unexamined. How did Darwin reconcile his own metaphysical views with those of his wife Emma Wedgwood, his first cousin and a devout Unitarian? Did his consanguineousmarriage contribute to three of his children's young deaths, and how did these deaths affect both Darwin and his wife? And how did Darwin's death affect his surviving family? Most accounts of Charles Darwin's life end with his death, but Tim Berra's Darwin and His Children: His Other Legacy movespast this moment in time, examining the distinct lives of Charles Darwin's wife and children, both in relation to him and as their own characters living, and dying, separately in the wake of their father's success. The book will feature a synopsis of the development of Darwin's beliefs, work, and marriage, and then discuss the role these played in each of his children's lives, in a separate chapter for each child. Three died soon after their births, while others grew up to be bankers, writers, scientists, ormembers of parliament. Darwin and His Children: His Other Legacy covers each child in turn, providing a new and more personal perspective on the life and legacy of Charles Darwin.

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While much has been written about the life and work of Charles Darwin, the lives of his wife and ten children remain largely unexamined. How did Darwin reconcile his own metaphysical views with those of his wife Emma Wedgwood, his first cousin and a devout Unitarian? Did his consanguineousmarriage contribute to three of his children's ...

Tim M. Berra is Professor Emeritus of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology at The Ohio State University, and University Professorial Fellow at Charles Darwin University in Australia. He is the author of six previous books on evolution and biology, including an examination of Charles Darwin, Charles Darwin: The Concise Story of an ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.98 inPublished:August 8, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199309442

ISBN - 13:9780199309443

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Introduction1. Darwin's Paradigm Shift2. Charles and Emma3. William Erasmus Darwin 1839-19144. Anne Elizabeth Darwin 1841-18515. Mary Eleanor Darwin 1842-18426. Henrietta Emma Darwin 1843-19277. George Howard Darwin 1845-19128. Elizabeth Darwin 1847-19269. Francis Darwin 1848-192510. Leonard Darwin 1850-194311. Horace Darwin 1851-192812. Charles Waring Darwin 1856-185813. EpilogueAppendices:Timeline: Biological and Literary ChildrenCast of CharactersReferencesIndexAbout the AuthorAlso by Tim M. BerraFigure legends