Life and Letters of William Barton Rogers. Edited by His Wife [Emma Rogers] with the Assistance of William T. Sedgwick.

ROGERS, William Barton (1804-1882):

Verlag: Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1896., 1896
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First Edition. Frontispiece, ix, 427 pp; 8 illus.; Frontispiece, vii, 451 pp; illus. Original green cloth (also seen in maroon), top edges gilt. A Near Fine set, without dust jackets. For Rogers and his brother, Henry Darwin Rogers (1808-1866), see D.S.B. XI: 505-6. The Rogers brothers are best known for their 'On the physical structure of the Appalachian chain, as exemplifying the laws which have regulated the elevation of great mountain chains, generally' (Transactions of the Association of American Geologists and Naturalists, 1843, pp. 474-531). 'A debate over Charles Darwin's Origin of Species took place at four meetings of the Boston Society of Natural History [between February and April, 1860]. The principal participants were Louis Agassiz (1807-1873), who argued against Darwin's propositions, and William Barton Rogers (1804-1882). The event was one of the primary early debates on the topic anywhere, and it was generally conceded that Rogers had the upper hand' ('Chronology of Science in the United States 1860-1869' Earthlink Web page). Just as Rogers admired Darwin, Darwin admired Rogers: in his Jan. 28, 1860 letter to Asa Gray, Darwin wrote, 'I am delighted to hear that H. D. Rogers, the Professor at Glasgow & so excellent a geologist goes very long way with my views.' A footnote on the Darwin Correspondence Project Web site adds 'On 23 December 1859, [Rogers] wrote to his brother William Barton Rogers and mentioned his opinion of Origin (Rogers ed. 1896, 2: 17-18): The only matter of any interest is the appearance of Charles Darwin's book 'On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.' It is a suggestive book, full of ingenious arguments in favour of the Lamarckian hypothesis . . . When you read it you will often say, I think, that in his geology Darwin outdoes Lyell himself in ignoring paroxysmal actions. This is its chief blemish with me.'. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 17117

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Titel: Life and Letters of William Barton Rogers. ...

Verlag: Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1896.

Erscheinungsdatum: 1896

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand: Near Fine

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: No Jacket

Auflage: 1st Edition


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