Darwin's botanical arithmetic and the “principle of divergence,” 1854–1858

@article{Browne1980DarwinsBA,
  title={Darwin's botanical arithmetic and the “principle of divergence,” 1854–1858},
  author={J. Browne},
  journal={Journal of the History of Biology},
  year={1980},
  volume={13},
  pages={53-89}
}
  • J. Browne
  • Published 1980
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of the History of Biology
The story of Charles Darwin's intellectual development during the years 1837 to 1859 is the most famous and extensively documented story in the history of biology. Yet despite continued interest in Darwin's papers, there are many problems and novel topics still to be explored that will indubitably add to such an account. It is the purpose of this paper to describe a little-known aspect of Darwin's researches during the pre-Origin period and to place this in the larger frame of his developing… Expand
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