Charles Darwin's Natural Selection: Being the Second Part of His Big Species Book Written from 1856 to 1858

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Cambridge University Press, 1987 M11 26 - 708 páginas
Natural Selection is the manuscript on which Darwin based his landmark volume, On the Origin of Species.

This edition, first published in 1975 and now available in paperback, presented, for the first time, the complete work; a formal and thorough presentation of Darwin's views on evolution. Compared with the Origin, the original long work on Natural Selection has more abundant examples and illustrations of Darwin's argument, plus an extensive citation of sources and references, which were totally absent from The Origin of Species. Professor Stauffer has edited Darwin's manuscript with meticulous care, without departing from Darwin's own words, to make the lengthy text as readable as possible, clarifying Darwin's source of citations and explaining the interrelationship of this work with other papers and published material.

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Contenido

General Introduction
1
Editorial considerations
15
Darwins table of contents
25
Possibility of all organic beings crossing
33
Variation under nature
92
The struggle for existence
172
On natural selection
213
Laws of variation
275
Hybridism
387
Mental powers and instincts of animals
463
Geographical Distribution
528
Appendices
567
Bibliography
587
Guides to the texts of the long and the short versions
630
Collation between the Origin and Natural Selection
635
Index
648

Difficulties on the theory
339

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Charles Robert Darwin, born in 1809, was an English naturalist who founded the theory of Darwinism, the belief in evolution as determined by natural selection. Although Darwin studied medicine at Edinburgh University, and then studied at Cambridge University to become a minister, he had been interested in natural history all his life. His grandfather, Erasmus Darwin, was a noted English poet, physician, and botanist who was interested in evolutionary development. Darwin's works have had an incalculable effect on all aspects of the modern thought. Darwin's most famous and influential work, On the Origin of Species, provoked immediate controversy. Darwin's other books include Zoology of the Voyage of the Beagle, The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex. Charles Darwin died in 1882.

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