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Charles Darwin's Natural Selection : Being the Second Part of his Big Species Book Written from 1856 to 1858 - Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin's Natural Selection

Being the Second Part of his Big Species Book Written from 1856 to 1858

Paperback Published: 25th January 1988
ISBN: 9780521348072
Number Of Pages: 708

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Natural Selection is the manuscript on which Darwin based his landmark volume, On the Origin of Species.

This edition, first published in 1975 and now available in paperback, presented, for the first time, the complete work; a formal and thorough presentation of Darwin's views on evolution. Compared with the Origin, the original long work on Natural Selection has more abundant examples and illustrations of Darwin's argument, plus an extensive citation of sources and references, which were totally absent from The Origin of Species. Professor Stauffer has edited Darwin's manuscript with meticulous care, without departing from Darwin's own words, to make the lengthy text as readable as possible, clarifying Darwin's source of citations and explaining the interrelationship of this work with other papers and published material.

'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

Commonly used symbols and abbreviation codep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
General Introductionp. 1
Editorial considerationsp. 15
Darwin's table of contentsp. 25
Possibility of all organic beings crossingp. 33
Variation under naturep. 92
The struggle for existencep. 172
On natural selectionp. 213
Laws of variationp. 275
Difficulties on the theoryp. 339
Hybridismp. 387
Mental powers and instincts of animalsp. 463
Geographical distributionp. 528
Appendicesp. 567
Bibliographyp. 587
Guides to the texts of the long and the short versionsp. 630
Collation between the Origin and Natural Selectionp. 635
Indexp. 643
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ISBN: 9780521348072
ISBN-10: 0521348072
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 708
Published: 25th January 1988
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 3.9
Weight (kg): 1.0

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