On the Origin of Species

On the Origin of Species : Preservation of the Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.

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In considering the Origin of Species, it is quite conceivable that a naturalist, reflecting on the mutual affinities of organic beings, on their embryological relations, their geographical distribution, geological succession, and other such facts, might come to the conclusion that each species had not been independently created, but had descended, like varieties, from other species. Nevertheless, such a conclusion, even if well founded, would be unsatisfactory, until it could be shown how the innumerable species inhabiting this world have been modified, so as to acquire that perfection of structure and coadaptation which most justly excites our admiration.Naturalists continually refer to external conditions, such as climate, food, etc., as the only possible cause of variation.show more

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  • Paperback | 422 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 24.38mm | 712.14g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large Print
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507625421
  • 9781507625422

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