On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection

On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection

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"[...] The laws governing inheritance are quite unknown; no one can say why a peculiarity in different individuals of the same species, or in individuals of different species, is sometimes inherited and sometimes not so; why the child often reverts in certain characters to its grandfather or grandmother or other more remote ancestor; why a peculiarity is often transmitted from one sex to both sexes, or to one sex alone, more commonly but not exclusively to the like sex. It is a fact of some little importance to us, that peculiarities appearing in the males of our domestic breeds are often transmitted either exclusively, or in a much greater degree, to males alone. A much more important rule, which I think may be trusted, is that, at whatever period of life a peculiarity first appears, it tends to appear in the offspring at a corresponding age, though sometimes earlier. In many cases this could not[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 398 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 18.54mm | 553.38g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507682174
  • 9781507682173

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