The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication

The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication

by Charles Darwin
     
 

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A key text in the development of Darwin's thought and an early defence of natural selection against theories of design.

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A key text in the development of Darwin's thought and an early defence of natural selection against theories of design.

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Reproduced from the 1883 edition (which was revised from its original publication in 1868), this was Darwin's follow-up to his , written in response to criticisms that his theory of evolution was unsubstantiated. Darwin here supports his views via analysis of various aspects of plant and animal life, including an inventory of varieties and their physical and behavioral characteristics, and an investigation of the impact of a species' surrounding environment and the effect of both natural and forced changes in this environment. Volume 2 contains the index for both volumes. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9781108014229
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/03/2010
Series:
Cambridge Library Collection - Darwin, Evolution and Genetics Series
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)

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