Darwin on Evolution: The Development of the Theory of Natural Selection / Edition 1

Darwin on Evolution: The Development of the Theory of Natural Selection / Edition 1

by Charles Darwin
     
 

Designed for use in a broad range of courses in the humanities, Darwin's theory is laid out in a concise general Introduction and followed up in short chapter introductions. Each chapter concludes with an excerpt from Darwin's correspondence, commenting on the work in question, and its significance, impact, and reception. Two short appendixes are included—the

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Designed for use in a broad range of courses in the humanities, Darwin's theory is laid out in a concise general Introduction and followed up in short chapter introductions. Each chapter concludes with an excerpt from Darwin's correspondence, commenting on the work in question, and its significance, impact, and reception. Two short appendixes are included—the first three chapters from Malthus, On Population, which gave Darwin the idea for natural selection and the paper by Wallace that motivated Darwin to abandon the Big Species Book and write Origin of Species.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872202856
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/1996
Series:
Hpc Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
5.97(w) x 8.95(h) x 0.78(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Ch. 1Journal of Researches1
Ch. 2Darwin's Notebooks46
Ch. 3Darwin and Lamarck: Marginalia82
Ch. 41842 Sketch and 1844 Essay87
Ch. 5A Monograph of the Sub-Class Cirripedia (1851)118
Ch. 6Natural Selection: The Big Species Book (1856-1858)127
Ch. 7Abstract of Darwin's Theory Sent to Asa Gray (1857)152
Ch. 8On the Origin of Species (1859)156
Ch. 9Variation of Plants and Animals Under Domestication (1868)216
Ch. 10The Descent of Man (second edition, 1874)240
Ch. 11Flowers and Adaptation278
Ch. 12Autobiography307
App. 1Selections from Malthus's An Essay on the Principle of Population323
App. 2Alfred Russel Wallace: "On the Tendency of Varieties to Depart Indefinitely from the Original Type" (1858)335
Darwin's Writings and General Bibliography346
Indexes350

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