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On the Origin of Species
     

On the Origin of Species

by Charles Darwin
 

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ISBN-10: 1592242863

ISBN-13: 9781592242863

Pub. Date: 08/26/2003

Publisher: Wildside Press

Origin of Species is still one of the most controversial works of science and it is one of the most outstanding works of science in the 19th century. The studies made by Darwin during the voyage of the HMS Beagle form a large part of the basis for this work.

As early as 1837, Darwin's notes describe the transmutation (evolution) of species. The work on

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Origin of Species is still one of the most controversial works of science and it is one of the most outstanding works of science in the 19th century. The studies made by Darwin during the voyage of the HMS Beagle form a large part of the basis for this work.

As early as 1837, Darwin's notes describe the transmutation (evolution) of species. The work on this proceeded in private -- available for discussion with only a few close friends -- for the next twenty-two years. Darwin recognized how controversial it would be once published.

The ideas were presented, along with the parallel concepts by Alfred Wallace, in 1958 and published as the Origin of Species in 1859.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592242863
Publisher:
Wildside Press
Publication date:
08/26/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
516
Sales rank:
410,027
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.31(d)

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Table of Contents

Additions and Corrections, to the Sixth Editionxv
Historical Sketchxviii
Introduction1
Chapter I.Variation under Domestication7
Chapter II.Variation under Nature51
Chapter III.Struggle for Existence75
Chapter IV.Natural Selection; or the Survival of the Fittest97
Chapter V.Laws of Variation164
Chapter VI.Difficulties of the Theory207
Chapter VII.Miscellaneous Objections to the Theory of Natural Selection262
Chapter VIII.Instinct319
Chapter IX.Hybridism365
Chapter X.On the Imperfection of the Geological Record412
Chapter XI.On the Geological Succession of Organic Beings453
Chapter XII.Geographical Distribution493
Chapter XIII.Geographical Distribution--continued535
Chapter XIV.Mutual Affinities of Organic Beings: Morphology: Embryology: Rudimentary Organs566
Chapter XV.Recapitulation and Conclusion631
Glossary of Scientific Terms671
Index687

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