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Charles Darwin's natural selection : being the second part of his big species book written from 1856 to 1858 /
edited from manuscript by R. C. Stauffer.
imprint
London : Cambridge University Press, 1975.
description
xii, 692 p., [5] p. of plates (1 fold.) : ill., facsims.
ISBN
0521201632
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imprint
London : Cambridge University Press, 1975.
isbn
0521201632
general note
"First published 1975."
"[Darwin's original long manuscript work, of which] On the origin of species was literally only an abstract ..." - p. 1.
Freeman 1583.
Includes index.
catalogue key
2771037
 
Bibliography: p. 587-629.
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' ... enables all interested in evolutionary theories to appreciate the background information on which Darwin based the statements he made and the conclusions he reached in the Origin.'New Scientist
' '¦ enables all interested in evolutionary theories to appreciate the background information on which Darwin based the statements he made and the conclusions he reached in the Origin.'New Scientist
'Natural Selection is a joy to read. It is full of insights and subtle observations that never found their way into the Origin.' Science
'Natural Selection is a joy to read. It is full of insights and subtle observations that never found their way into the Origin.'Science
' ... enables all interested in evolutionary theories to appreciate the background information on which Darwin based the statements he made and the conclusions he reached in the Origin.' New Scientist
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Charles Darwin's Origin of the Species was just an abstract of the manuscript that he had originally intended to publish as the formal presentation of his views on evolution. Natural Selection ñ here available for the first time in printed form ñ was his original long manuscript work and contains more examples and illustrations of his argument.
Main Description
Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species is unquestionably one of the chief landmarks in biology. The Origin (as it is widely known) was literally only an abstract of the manuscript Darwin had originally intended to complete and publish as the formal presentation of his views on evolution. Compared with the Origin, his original long manuscript work on Natural Selection, which is presented here and made available for the first time in printed form, has more abundant examples and illustrations of Darwin's argument, plus an extensive citation of sources.
Table of Contents
Commonly use symbols and abbreviation code
Acknowledgements
General introduction
Editorial considerations
Darwin's table of contents
Possibility of all organic beings crossing
Variation under nature
The struggle for existence
On natural selection
Laws of variation
Difficulties on the theory
Hybridism
Mental powers and instincts of animals
Geographical distribution
Appendices
Bibliography
Guides to the texts of the long and short versions
Collation between the Origin and Natural Selection
Index
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