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The development of Darwin's theory : natural history, natural theology, and natural selection, 1838-1859

Author: Dov Ospovat
Publisher: Cambridge ; London : Cambridge University Press, 1981.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this highly acclaimed book, Ospovat shows that Darwin's views changed radically from his first formulation of evolution to the publication of the full theory in 1859.

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Charles Darwin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dov Ospovat
ISBN: 0521238188 9780521238182
OCLC Number: 715096969
Description: XII, 301 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: List of illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgements; Note on manuscript citations; Introduction: Darwin and his fellow naturalists; 1. Darwin and the biology of the 1830s: some parallels; 2. Darwin before Malthus; 3. Natural selection and perfect adaptation, 1838-1844; 4. Part II of Darwin's work on species; 5. Natural history after Cuvier: the branching conception of nature; 6. Darwin and the branching conception; 7. Classification and the 'principle of divergence'; 8. The principle of divergence and the transformation of Darwin's theory; 9. Natural selection and 'natural improvement'; Conclusion: the development of Darwin's theory as a social progress; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Dov Ospovat.

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'a brilliant, groundbreaking book, the first full-blooded attempt to relate Darwin's science to the biology of his day.' Adrian Desmond 'It continues to be the best general treatment of the history Read more...

 
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