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The Works of Charles Darwin.

Author: Paul H Barrett; Charles Darwin; Sir Francis Darwin; R B Freeman; Peter J Gautrey
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon : Taylor and Francis, 2016.
Series: Pickering masters.
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Barrett, Paul H.
Works of Charles Darwin: Vol 10: The Foundations of the Origin of Species: Two Essays Written in 1842 and 1844 (Edited 1909).
Abingdon, Oxon : Taylor and Francis, ©2016
Named Person: Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul H Barrett; Charles Darwin; Sir Francis Darwin; R B Freeman; Peter J Gautrey
ISBN: 9781315477282 1315477289
OCLC Number: 951221572
Notes: Changes in geographical distribution.
Description: 1 online resource (233 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Introduction to Volume Ten; Dedication; Table of Contents; Introduction; The Essay of 1842; Part I; Section I : On variation under domestication, and on the principles of selection; Section II: On variation in a state of nature and on the natural means of selection; Section III : On variation in instincts and other mental attributes; Part II; Sections IV and V: On the evidence from Geology. (The reasons for combining the two sections are given in the Introduction); Section VI : Geographical distribution. Section VII : Affinities and classificationSection VIII : Unity of type in the great classes; Section IX: Abortive organs; Section X: Recapitulation and conclusion; The Essay of 1844; Part I; Chapter I On the variation of organic beings under domestication: and on the principles of selection; Chapter II On the variation of organic beings in a wild state; on the natural means of selection; and on the comparison of domestic races and true species ; Variation; Natural means of Selection; Differences between 'Races' and 'Species': first, in their trueness or variability. Difference between 'Races' and 'Species' in fertility when crossedCauses of Sterility in Hybrids; Infertility from causes distinct from hybridization; Points of Resemblance between 'Races' and 'Species'; External characters of Hybrids and Mongrels; Summary; Limits of Variation; Chapter III On the variation of instincts and other mental attributes under domestication and in state of nature; on the difficulties in this subject; and on analogous difficulties with respect to corporeal structures; Variation of mental attributes under domestication; Hereditary habits compared with instincts. Variation in the mental attributes of wild animalsPrinciples of Selection applicable to instincts; Difficulties in the acquirement of complex instincts by Selection; Difficulties in the acquirement by Selection of complex corporeal structures; Part II On the evidence favourable and opposed to the view that species are naturally formed races, descended from common stocks; Chapter IV On the number of intermediate forms required on the theory of common descent; and on their absence in a fossil state; Chapter V Gradual appearance and disappearance of species; Gradual appearance of species. Extinction of speciesChapter VI On the geographical distribution of organic beings in past and present times; Section I; Distribution of the inhabitants in the different continents; Relation of range in genera and species; Distribution of the inhabitants in the same continent; Insular Faunas; Alpine Floras; Cause of the similarity in the floras of some distant mountains; Whether the same species has been created more than once; On the number of species, and of the classes to which they belong in different regions; Section II; Geographical distribution of extinct organisms.
Series Title: Pickering masters.

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