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The origin of species : complete and fully illustrated

Author: Charles Darwin; Patricia Horan
Publisher: New Jersey Gramercy Books 1979.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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The Origin of Species was the first mature and persuasive work to explain how species change through the process of natural selection. Upon its publication, the book began to transform attitudes about society and religion, and was soon used to justify the philosophies of communists, socialists, capitalists, and even Germany's National Socialists. But the most quoted response came from Thomas Henry Huxley, Darwin's  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Darwin; Patricia Horan
ISBN: 0517123207 9780517123201
OCLC Number: 988921245
Notes: "Editor's note. This edition is a republication of the first edition. However, the historical sketch was added later by Darwin, as was the glossary, which has been reprinted from the sixth edition. The illustrations are from The complete encyclopedia of illustration by J. G. Heck, as well as from other sources." - title page verso. Contents: Foreword - A gallery of animal illustrations - An historical sketch - Introduction - Variation under domestication - Variation under nature - Struggle for existence - Natural selection - Laws of variation - Difficulties on theory - Instinct - Hybridism - On the imprefectuion of the geological record - On the gelogicak succesion of organic beings - Geographical distribution - Geographical distribution-continued - Mutual affinities of organic beings: morphology: embryology: rudimentary organs - Recapitulation and conclusion - Glossary.
Description: ix, 459 pages : illustrations
Other Titles: Preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life
Origin of species : by means of natural selection, or, The preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life
Origin of species : by means of natural selection
Origin of species
Responsibility: Charles Darwin ; with a new foreword by Patricia Horan.

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The Origin of Species was the first mature and persuasive work to explain how species change through the process of natural selection. Upon its publication, the book began to transform attitudes about society and religion, and was soon used to justify the philosophies of communists, socialists, capitalists, and even Germany's National Socialists. But the most quoted response came from Thomas Henry Huxley, Darwin's friend and also a renowned naturalist, who exclaimed, "How extremely stupid not to have thought of that!"

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