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HIS LIFE AND WORK

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CHARLES FREDERICK HOLDER

THE N. Y. ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, COPRESPONDING MEMPER LANEAN SOCIETY, KTC., AUTHOR OF FLEMENTS OF ZOOLOGY,' LIVING LICHTS, THE IVORS KING," A STRANGE COMPANY.'

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G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS

NEW YORK

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The Knickerbocker Press

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LONDON

24 BEDFORD STREET, STRAND

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Leaders in Science

CHARLES DARWIN

HIS LIFE AND WORK

BY

CHARLES FREDERICK HOLDER

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FELLOW OF THE N. Y. ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, CORRESPONDING MEMBER OF THE
LINNEAN SOCIETY, ETC., AUTHOR OF ELEMENTS OF ZOŎLOGY," LIVING
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G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS

NEW YORK

27 WEST TWENTY-THIRD STREET

LONDON

24 BEDFORD STREET, STRAND

The Knickerbocker Press

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HEN the publishers proposed to me the subject of the present volume, a life of Charles Darwin for American and English readers, I was particularly gratified with the suggestion that the work should be adapted .o young readers as well as old. It has always seemed to me that the life of Charles Darwin was one eminently fitted to be held up as an example to the youth of all lands. He stood as the central figure in the field of natural science in this century, and while it is yet too early to present his life with any approximation of its results upon the thought of the future, it is apparent to every one that his influence upon the intellectual growth of the country, and upon biological science in particular, has been marked and epoch making.

In the preparation of the work I have not attempted an analytical dissertation upon Darwin's life-work, neither have I discussed his theories or their possible effect upon the scientific world, but

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