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The world of life; a manifestation of creative power, directive mind and ultimate purpose,

Author: Alfred Russel Wallace
Publisher: New York, Moffat, Yard & Co., 1911.
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Wallace, Alfred Russel, 1823-1913.
World of life.
New York, Moffat, Yard & Co., 1911
(OCoLC)656934919
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred Russel Wallace
OCLC Number: 630834
Description: xvi, 441 pages illustrations, plates 23 cm
Contents: What is life and whence it come --
Species --
their numbers, variety and distribution --
The numerical distribution of British plants: temperate floras compared --
The tropical floras of the world --
The distribution of animals --
The numerical distribution of species in relation to evolution --
Heredity, variation, increase --
Illustrative cases of Natural selection and adaptation --
The importance of recognition- marks in evolution --
The earth's surface-changes the motive power of evolution --
The progressive development of the life-world as shown by the geological record --
Life of the tertiary period --
Some etensions of Darwin's theory --
Birds and insects as proofs of an organizing and directing life-principle --
General adaptation of plants, animals and man --
The vegetable kingdom in its special relation to man --
The mystery of the cell --
The elements and water in relation to the life-world --
Is nature cruel? The uses of pain --
Infinite variety the law of the universe.
Responsibility: by Alfred Russel Wallace ...

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