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Look Inside Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection

Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection
A Series of Essays

2nd Edition

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Darwin, Evolution and Genetics

  • Date Published: July 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108001540

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  • Alfred Russel Wallace (1823–1913) is regarded as the co-discoverer with Darwin of the theory of evolution. It was an essay which Wallace sent in 1858 to Darwin (to whom he had dedicated his most famous book, The Malay Archipelago) which impelled Darwin to publish an article on his own long-pondered theory simultaneously with that of Wallace. As a travelling naturalist and collector in the Far East and South America, Wallace already inclined towards the Lamarckian theory of transmutation of species, and his own researches convinced him of the reality of evolution. On the publication of On the Origin of Species, Wallace became one of its most prominent advocates. This second, corrected, edition (1871) of a series of essays published in book form in 1870, shows the development of his thinking about evolution, and emphasises his admiration for, and support of, Darwin's work.

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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: July 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108001540
    • length: 416 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.53kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Additions and corrections to the essays as originally published
    Preface to the second edition
    1. On the law which has regulated the introduction of new species
    2. On the tendency of varieties to depart indefinitely from the original type
    3. Mimicry and other protective resemblances among animals
    4. The Malayan Papilionidae, or swallow-tailed butterflies, as illustrative of the theory of natural selection
    5. On instinct in Man and animals
    6. The philosophy of birds' nests
    7. A theory of birds' nests
    8. Creation by law
    9. The development of human races under the law of natural selection
    10. The limits of natural selection as applied to Man
    Notes
    Index.

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    Alfred Russel Wallace

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