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The origin of species [electronic resource] : a variorum text / Charles Darwin ; edited by Morse Peckham.

Author/Creator:
Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882.
Publication:
Philadelphia [Pa.] : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1959.
Format/Description:
Book
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Subjects:
Evolution (Biology).
Natural selection.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The theories propounded by Charles Darwin in The Origin of Species have had a profound and revolutionary effect, not only on biology but also on philosophy, history, and theology. His concept of natural selection has created eruptive disputes among scientists and religious leaders of his time and ours. The phenomenal importance of his brilliant work is universally recognized, but the present volume marks the first scholarly attempt to compile a complete variorum edition of The Origin of Species, covering all of the extensive variants in the six texts published between 1859 and 1872.Darwin's changes were extensive. His book grew by a third as he rewrote many passages four or five times, and in this edition Morse Peckham has recorded every one of those changes. A book of such distinctive dimensions, on a subject of such profound importance, will be of intense interest to historians of biology, evolution, science, literature, and cultural development. It will be an invaluable aid to the clarification and full comprehension of this complex and renowned scientific classic.
Contents:
Frontmatter
CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
Abbreviations
ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES. Half-title
Epigraphs
Title-Page
Contents
Instruction to Binder
Additions and Corrections
Historical Sketch
Introduction
Chapter I. Variation under Domestication
Chapter II. Variation under Nature
Chapter III. Struggle for Existence
Chapter IV. Natural Selection
Chapter V. Laws of Variation
Chapter VI. Difficulties on Theory
Chapter VII. Instinct
Chapter VIII. Hybridism
Chapter IX. On the Imperfection of the Geological Record
Chapter X. On the Geological Succession of Organic Beings
Chapter XI. Geographical Distribution
Chapter XII. Geographical Distribution-continued
Chapter XIII. Mutual Affinities of Organic Beings: Morphology: Embryology: Rudimentary Organs
Chapter XIV. Recapitulation and Conclusion
GLOSSARY
APPENDICES
ALPHABETICAL LIST OF CHAPTER SUB-TITLES
INDEX
Notes:
With a reproduction of the t.p. of the original ed. published in 1859 under title: On the origin of species by means of natural selection.
First paperback edition 2006.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Peckham, Morse.
ISBN:
1-283-21098-3
9786613210982
0-8122-0051-9
OCLC:
759158194
Publisher Number:
10.9783/9780812200515 doi