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The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication : Volume II (Illustrated)
     

The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication : Volume II (Illustrated)

by Charles Darwin
 

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• The book is an edited and illustrated version of the original one and includes 15 or more unique illustrations which are relevant to its content.
• The object of this work is not to describe all the many races of animals which have been domesticated by man, and of the plants which have been cultivated by him; even if I possessed the requisite

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• The book is an edited and illustrated version of the original one and includes 15 or more unique illustrations which are relevant to its content.
• The object of this work is not to describe all the many races of animals which have been domesticated by man, and of the plants which have been cultivated by him; even if I possessed the requisite knowledge, so gigantic an undertaking would be here superfluous. It is my intention to give under the head of each species only such facts as I have been able to collect or observe, showing the amount and nature of the changes which animals and plants have undergone whilst under man's dominion, or which bear on the general principles of variation. In one case alone, namely in that of the domestic pigeon, I will describe fully all the chief races, their history, the amount and nature of their differences, and the probable steps by which they have been formed. I have selected this case, because, as we shall hereafter see, the materials are better than in any other; and one case fully described will in fact illustrate all others. But I shall also describe domesticated rabbits, fowls, and ducks, with considerable fullness.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940148370468
Publisher:
Five Star Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
09/22/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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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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