On Evolution: The Development of the Theory of Natural Selection

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Hackett Publishing, 1996 - Reference - 356 pages
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In this rich selection from Darwin's most important and relevant works, Glick and Kohn provide the reader with a map of sorts by which to navigate the ins and outs of the development of the theory of natural selection. A concise general introduction lays out Darwin's theory, which is followed up in the chapter introductions. Each chapter ends with an excerpt from Darwin's correspondence, commenting on the work in question, its significance, impact, and reception. In addition, two essential appendices are included - the first three chapters from Malthus, On Population, which gave Darwin the idea for natural selection, and the paper by Wallace that motivated Darwin to abandon the "Big Species Book" and write Origin of Species.
  

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Though important, this book is incredibly boring. There is little that the average person would gain from reading this book apart from the pleasure of declaring haughtily, "Well, I've read Darwin ... Read full review

Contents

Journal of Researches
1
Darwins Notebooks
46
Marginalia
82
Chapters A Monograph of the SubClass Cirripedia 1851
118
Abstract of Darwins Theory Sent to Asa Gray
152
Variation of Plants and Animals Under
216
The Descent of Man second edition 1874
240
Flowers and Adaptation
278
Autobiography
307
Selections from Malthuss An Essay on
323
On the Tendency
335
Darwins Writings and General Bibliography
346
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Mariano Artigas is a professor of philosophy at Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain. Thomas F. Glick is a professor of history at Boston University. Rafael A. MartA-nez is a professor of philosophy at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome.

DAVID KOHN is a freelance writer who has been in the writing business for 25 years.

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