The Formation of Vegetable Mould Through the Action of Worms (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): with Observations on Their Habits

The Formation of Vegetable Mould Through the Action of Worms (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): with Observations on Their Habits

by Charles Darwin
     
 

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Darwin had been intrigued by the earthworm for forty years, but it wasn’t until 1881 that he produced the volume that would illuminate this “unsung creature which, in its untold millions, transformed the land as the coral polyps did the tropical sea.” The volume, which focused on the fascinating behavior and ecology of the earthworm, sold

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Darwin had been intrigued by the earthworm for forty years, but it wasn’t until 1881 that he produced the volume that would illuminate this “unsung creature which, in its untold millions, transformed the land as the coral polyps did the tropical sea.” The volume, which focused on the fascinating behavior and ecology of the earthworm, sold thousands of copies in its first weeks.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411444539
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
344
File size:
932 KB

Meet the Author

Charles Darwin (1809–1882) is perhaps the most important naturalist the world has known. He developed the modern theory of scientific evolution and, with others, the principle of natural selection. His landmark work, The Origin of Species, which explained the evolutionary process, was vehemently attacked as being at odds with the Bible.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
February 12, 1809
Date of Death:
April 19, 1882
Place of Birth:
Shrewsbury, England
Place of Death:
London, England
Education:
B.A. in Theology, Christ¿s College, Cambridge University, 1831

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