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The Annotated Origin

A Facsimile of the First Edition of On the Origin of Species

Author: Charles Darwin,James T. Costa

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674032811

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 537

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Presents Darwin's masterwork on evolution with extensive annotations by an experienced field biologist.

The "Origin" Then and Now

An Interpretive Guide to the "Origin of Species"

Author: David N. Reznick,Michael Ruse

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691152578

Category: Science

Page: 448

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The "Origin" Then and Now is a unique guide to Darwin's masterwork, making it accessible to a much wider audience by deconstructing and reorganizing the Origin in a way that allows for a clear explanation of its key concepts. The "Origin" Then and Now is an indispensable primer for anyone seeking to understand Darwin's Origin of Species and the ways it has shaped the modern study of evolution.

On Evolution

The Development of the Theory of Natural Selection

Author: Charles Darwin,Thomas F. Glick,David Kohn

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872202856

Category: Reference

Page: 356

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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.

The Cambridge Companion to the 'Origin of Species'

Author: Michael Ruse,Robert J. Richards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521870798

Category: Science

Page: 395

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This Companion commemorates the 150th anniversary of the publication of the Origin of Species and examines its main arguments. Drawing on the expertise of leading authorities in the field, it also provides the contexts - religious, social, political, literary, and philosophical - in which the Origin was written.

The Works of Charles Darwin, Volume 16

The Origin of Species, 1876

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814720595

Category: History

Page: 512

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Charles Robert Darwin (1809–1882) has been widely recognized since his own time as one of the most influential writers in the history of Western thought. His books were widely read by specialists and the general public, and his influence had been extended by almost continuous public debate over the past 150 years. New York University Press's new paperback edition makes it possible to review Darwin's public literary output as a whole, plus his scientific journal articles, his private notebooks, and his correspondence. This is complete edition contains all of Darwin's published books, featuring definitive texts recording original pagination with Darwin's indexes retained. The set also features a general introduction and index, and introductions to each volume.

Evolution

The History of an Idea

Author: Peter J. Bowler

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520236936

Category: Science

Page: 464

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The comprehensive and authoritative source on the development and impact on one of the most controversial of scientific theories.

On the Organic Law of Change

Author: Alfred Russel Wallace

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674726022

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 588

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Marking the centennial of Alfred Russel Wallace's death, James Costa presents an elegant edition of the "Species Notebook" of 1855-1859, which Wallace kept during his Malay Archipelago expedition. Presented in facsimile with text transcription and annotations, this never-before-published document provides a window into the travels, trials, and genius of the co-discoverer of natural selection. In one section, headed "Note for Organic Law of Change"--a critique of geologist Charles Lyell's anti-evolutionary arguments--Wallace sketches a book he would never write, owing to the unexpected events of 1858. In that year he sent a manuscript announcing his discovery of natural selection to Charles Darwin. Lyell and the botanist Joseph Hooker proposed a joint reading at the Linnean Society of his scientific paper with Darwin's earlier private writings on the subject. Darwin would go on to publish On the Origin of Species in 1859, to much acclaim; pre-empted, Wallace's first book on evolution waited two decades, but by then he had abandoned his original concept. On the Organic Law of Change realizes in spirit Wallace's unfinished project, and asserts his stature as not only a founder of biogeography and the preeminent tropical biologist of his day but as Darwin's equal.

On the Origin of Species

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674637528

Category: Science

Page: 553

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This, the most interesting and helpful edition of Charles Darwin's major work, is now available in an inexpensive paperback edition. It is written with a clarity, forcefulness, and conciseness not found in any subsequent revision. For modern reading and for reference, it is the standard edition.

The Voyage of the Beagle

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Beagle Expedition

Page: 547

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This is Charles Darwin's chronicle of his five-year journey, beginning in 1831, around the world as a naturalist on the H.M.S. Beagle.

Origin of Species

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Evolution

Page: N.A

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The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution (Great Discoveries)

Author: David Quammen

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393076342

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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"Quammen brilliantly and powerfully re-creates the 19th century naturalist's intellectual and spiritual journey."--Los Angeles Times Book Review Twenty-one years passed between Charles Darwin's epiphany that "natural selection" formed the basis of evolution and the scientist's publication of On the Origin of Species. Why did Darwin delay, and what happened during the course of those two decades? The human drama and scientific basis of these years constitute a fascinating, tangled tale that elucidates the character of a cautious naturalist who initiated an intellectual revolution.

Wallace, Darwin, and the Origin of Species

Author: James T. Costa

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674729692

Category: Science

Page: 331

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Darwin is credited with discovering evolution through natural selection, but Alfred Russel Wallace saw the same process at work in nature and elaborated the same theory. Dispelling misperceptions of Wallace as a secondary figure, James Costa reveals the two naturalists as equals in advancing one of the greatest scientific discoveries of all time.

Thomas Huxley

Making the 'Man of Science'

Author: Paul White

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521649674

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 205

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This biography of Thomas Huxley reflects on the historical significance of scientific authority.

From So Simple a Beginning

The Four Great Books of Charles Darwin

Author: Professor Charles Darwin,Charles Darwin

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393061345

Category: Science

Page: 1706

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Collects Darwin's four seminal works in a slipcase, introduced and edited by a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning Harvard professor, and includes an index that links Darwinian evolutionary concepts to contemporary biological beliefs.

The Evolution of Cooperation

Revised Edition

Author: Robert Axelrod

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0786734884

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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The Evolution of Cooperation provides valuable insights into the age-old question of whether unforced cooperation is ever possible. Widely praised and much-discussed, this classic book explores how cooperation can emerge in a world of self-seeking egoists-whether superpowers, businesses, or individuals-when there is no central authority to police their actions. The problem of cooperation is central to many different fields. Robert Axelrod recounts the famous computer tournaments in which the "cooperative” program Tit for Tat recorded its stunning victories, explains its application to a broad spectrum of subjects, and suggests how readers can both apply cooperative principles to their own lives and teach cooperative principles to others.

Toward an Evolutionary Biology of Language

Author: Philip Lieberman

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674021846

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 427

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In this forcefully argued book, the leading evolutionary theorist of language provides a framework for studying the evolution of human language and cognition. Philip Lieberman asserts that the widely influential theories of language's development are inconsistent with principles and findings of evolutionary biology and neuroscience. In his view, the human language ability is the confluence of a succession of separate evolutionary developments, jury-rigged by natural selection to work together for an evolutionarily unique ability.

A Modern Utopia

Author: H G Wells

Publisher: ePenguin

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 281

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While walking in the Swiss Alps, two English travellers fall into a space-warp, and suddenly find themselves in another world. In many ways the same as our own - even down to the characters that inhabit it - this new planet is still somehow radically different, for the two walkers are now upon a Utopian Earth controlled by a single World Government. Here, as they soon learn, all share a common language, there is sexual, economic and racial equality, and society is ruled by socialist ideals enforced by an austere, voluntary elite: the 'Samurai'. But what will the Utopians make of these new visitors from a less perfect world?

Origin

A Novel

Author: Dan Brown

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385542690

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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The #1 New York Times Bestseller (October 2017) from the author of The Da Vinci Code. Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever.” The evening’s host is Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old billionaire and futurist, and one of Langdon’s first students. But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos, and Kirsch’s precious discovery teeters on the brink of being lost forever. Facing an imminent threat, Langdon is forced to flee. With him is Ambra Vidal, the elegant museum director who worked with Kirsch. They travel to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch’s secret. Navigating the dark corridors of hidden history and extreme re­ligion, Langdon and Vidal must evade an enemy whose all-knowing power seems to emanate from Spain’s Royal Palace. They uncover clues that ultimately bring them face-to-face with Kirsch’s shocking discovery…and the breathtaking truth that has long eluded us.

Evolution

The Story of Life

Author: Douglas Palmer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 367

View: 9077

Draws on the latest scientific information to recreate the story of life on Earth, with introductory articles on evolution and an index to the hundreds of species depicted in the illustrations.

The Prince (Chump Change Edition)

Author: Niccolo Machiavelli

Publisher: Chump Change

ISBN: 9781640320208

Category:

Page: 42

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Unabridged version of THE PRINCE, by Niccolo Machiavelli and translated by N. H. Thomson, offered here for chump change. From 1513, THE PRINCE is divided into chapters covering ruling power, be it in the office or across continents. Topics include power forms (mixed, heredity), power acquisition (with help, through criminal acts), and power aspects (bearing, flatters, secretaries). Read it. Learn from it. Use it. Contents DEDICATION 3 CHAPTER I: OF THE VARIOUS KINDS OF PRINCEDOM, AND OF THE WAYS IN WHICH THEY ARE ACQUIRED 3 CHAPTER II: OF HEREDITARY PRINCEDOMS 3 CHAPTER III: OF MIXED PRINCEDOMS 4 CHAPTER IV: WHY THE KINGDOM OF DARIUS, CONQUERED BY ALEXANDER, DID NOT, ON ALEXANDER'S DEATH, REBEL AGAINST HIS SUCCESSORS 7 CHAPTER V: HOW CITIES OR PROVINCES WHICH BEFORE THEIR ACQUISITION HAVE LIVED UNDER THEIR OWN LAWS ARE TO BE GOVERNED 8 CHAPTER VI: OF NEW PRINCEDOMS WHICH A PRINCE ACQUIRES WITH HIS OWN ARMS AND BY MERIT 9 CHAPTER VII: OF NEW PRINCEDOMS ACQUIRED BY THE AID OF OTHERS AND BY GOOD FORTUNE 11 CHAPTER VIII: OF THOSE WHO BY THEIR CRIMES COME TO BE PRINCES 14 CHAPTER IX: OF THE CIVIL PRINCEDOM 16 CHAPTER X: HOW THE STRENGTH OF ALL PRINCEDOMS SHOULD BE MEASURED 17 CHAPTER XI: OF ECCLESIASTICAL PRINCEDOMS 18 CHAPTER XII: HOW MANY DIFFERENT KINDS OF SOLDIERS THERE ARE, AND OF MERCENARIES 19 CHAPTER XIII: OF AUXILIARY, MIXED, AND NATIONAL ARMS 21 CHAPTER XIV: OF THE DUTY OF A PRINCE IN RESPECT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS 23 CHAPTER XV: OF THE QUALITIES IN RESPECT OF WHICH MEN, AND MOST OF ALL PRINCES, ARE PRAISED OR BLAMED 24 CHAPTER XVI: OF LIBERALITY AND MISERLINESS 25 CHAPTER XVII: OF CRUELTY AND CLEMENCY, AND WHETHER IT IS BETTER TO BE LOVED OR FEARED 26 CHAPTER XVIII: HOW PRINCES SHOULD KEEP FAITH 27 CHAPTER XIX: THAT A PRINCE SHOULD SEEK TO ESCAPE CONTEMPT AND HATRED 28 CHAPTER XX: WHETHER FORTRESSES, AND CERTAIN OTHER EXPEDIENTS TO WHICH PRINCES OFTEN HAVE RECOURSE, ARE PROFITABLE OR HURTFUL 33 CHAPTER XXI: HOW A PRINCE SHOULD BEAR HIMSELF SO AS TO ACQUIRE REPUTATION 35 CHAPTER XXII: OF THE SECRETARIES OF PRINCES 36 CHAPTER XXIII: THAT FLATTERERS SHOULD BE SHUNNED 37 CHAPTER XXIV: WHY THE PRINCES OF ITALY HAVE LOST THEIR STATES 38 CHAPTER XXV: WHAT FORTUNE CAN EFFECT IN HUMAN AFFAIRS, AND HOW SHE MAY BE WITHSTOOD 38 CHAPTER XXVI: AN EXHORTATION TO LIBERATE ITALY FROM THE BARBARIANS 40

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