The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection Or The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life

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ISBN: HARVARD:HN6KTW
Release Date: 1902
Number of pages: 454
Author: Charles Darwin
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The Origin of Species

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ISBN: UVA:X006136857
Release Date: 1909
Number of pages: 551
Author: Charles Darwin
Publisher: Dent

Download and read online The Origin of Species in PDF and EPUB First published in 1859, this landmark book on evolutionary biology was not the first to deal with the subject, but it went on to become a sensation—and a controversial one for many religious people who could not reconcile Darwin’s science with their faith. Darwin worked on the book for over 20 years before its publication. The radical crux of his scientific theory was the idea of natural selection, which meant that chance, not a divine Creator, played a great role in humanity's advancement and that individuals who weren't physically able to adapt with the greater populace died off.


Genetics and the Origin of Species

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ISBN: 0231054750
Release Date: 1937
Number of pages: 364
Author: Theodosius Dobzhansky
Publisher: Columbia University Press

Download and read online Genetics and the Origin of Species in PDF and EPUB Featuring an introduction by Stephen Jay Gould, "Genetics and the Origin of Species" presents the first edition of Dobzhansky's groundbreaking and now classic inquiry into what has emerged as the most important single area of scientific inquiry in the twentieth century: biological theory of evolution. Genetics and the Origin of Species went through three editions (1937, 1941, and 1951) in which the importance accorded natural selection changed radically.


Metaphysics and the Origin of Species

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ISBN: 0791434672
Release Date: 1997
Number of pages: 377
Author: Michael T. Ghiselin
Publisher: SUNY Press

Download and read online Metaphysics and the Origin of Species in PDF and EPUB In explaining his individuality thesis, Michael T. Ghiselin provides extended discussions of such philosophical topics as definition, the reality of various kinds of groups, and how we classify traits and processes. He develops and applies the implications for general biology and other sciences and makes the case that a better understanding of species and of classification in general puts biologists and paleontologists in a much better position to understand nature in general, and such processes as extinction in particular.


On the Origin of Species

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ISBN: 9780141931821
Release Date: 2009-09-03
Number of pages: 576
Author: Charles Darwin
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online On the Origin of Species in PDF and EPUB This exciting anniversary edition has a new introduction and scholarly references by William Bynum, and the cover design is by Damien Hirst. It replaces our existing 1968 edition. The Origin of Species is one of the most important and influential books of its time and remains one of the most significant contributions to philosophical and scientific thought. The theories Darwin sets out here had an immediate and profound impact on the literature and philosophical thought of his contemporaries, and continue to provoke thought and debate today. Written for the general public of the 1850's, The Origin of Species laid out an evolutionary view of the world which challenged contemporary beliefs about divine providence and the fixity of species. He also set forth the results of his pioneering work on the interdependence of species: the ecology of animals and plants.


On the Origin of Species

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ISBN: 1551113376
Release Date: 2003-03-28
Number of pages: 672
Author: Charles Darwin
Publisher: Broadview Press

Download and read online On the Origin of Species in PDF and EPUB Charles Darwin’s On The Origin of Species, in which he writes of his theories of evolution by natural selection, is one of the most important works of scientific study ever published. This unabridged edition also includes a rich selection of primary source material: substantial selections from Darwin’s other works (Autobiography, notebooks, letters, Voyage of the Beagle, and The Descent of Man) and selections from Darwin’s sources and contemporaries (excerpts from Genesis, Paley, Lamarck, Spencer, Lyell, Malthus, Huxley, and Wallace).


On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection Or The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life

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ISBN: GENT:900000103317
Release Date: 1861
Number of pages: 538
Author: Charles Darwin
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Clergy The Origin of Species

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ISBN: 0826482872
Release Date: 2006-12-19
Number of pages: 208
Author: Martyn Percy
Publisher: A&C Black

Download and read online Clergy The Origin of Species in PDF and EPUB Explores the origins and development of the clergy using a variety of sources and insights from thinkers such as Darwin and Foucault.


The Origin of Species and the Voyage of the Beagle

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ISBN: 9781407021126
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Number of pages: 992
Author: Charles Darwin
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online The Origin of Species and the Voyage of the Beagle in PDF and EPUB WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY DARWIN'S GREAT-GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER, RUTH PADEL When the eminent naturalist Charles Darwin returned from South America on board the H.M.S Beagle in 1836, he brought with him the notes and evidence which would form the basis of his landmark theory of evolution of species by a process of natural selection. This theory, published as The Origin of Species in 1859, is the basis of modern biology and the concept of biodiversity. It also sparked a fierce scientific, religious and philosophical debate which still continues today.



Acquiring Genomes

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ISBN: 9780786722600
Release Date: 2008-08-01
Number of pages: 256
Author: Lynn Margulis
Publisher: Basic Books

Download and read online Acquiring Genomes in PDF and EPUB How do new species evolve? Although Darwin identified inherited variation as the creative force in evolution, he never formally speculated where it comes from. His successors thought that new species arise from the gradual accumulation of random mutations of DNA. But despite its acceptance in every major textbook, there is no documented instance of it. Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan take a radically new approach to this question. They show that speciation events are not, in fact, rare or hard to observe. Genomes are acquired by infection, by feeding, and by other ecological associations, and then inherited. Acquiring Genomes is the first work to integrate and analyze the overwhelming mass of evidence for the role of bacterial and other symbioses in the creation of plant and animal diversity. It provides the most powerful explanation of speciation yet given.


Systematics and the Origin of Species from the Viewpoint of a Zoologist

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ISBN: 0674862503
Release Date: 1942
Number of pages: 334
Author: Ernst Mayr
Publisher: Harvard University Press

Download and read online Systematics and the Origin of Species from the Viewpoint of a Zoologist in PDF and EPUB Ernst Mayr is perhaps the most distinguished biologist of the twentieth century, and "Systematics and the Origin of Species" may be one of his greatest and most influential books. This classic study, first published in 1942, helped to revolutionize evolutionary biology by offering a new approach to taxonomic principles and correlating the ideas and findings of modern systematics with those of other life science disciplines. This book is one of the foundational documents of the "Evolutionary Synthesis." It is the book in which Mayr pioneered his new concept of species based chiefly on such biological factors as interbreeding and reproductive isolation, taking into account ecology, geography, and life history. In his new introduction for this edition, Mayr reflects on the place of this enduring work in the subsequent history of his field.