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The Origin of Species
By Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life

6th Edition

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Darwin, Evolution and Genetics

  • Date Published: July 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108005487

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  • This sixth edition of The Origin of Species was published in 1876. It is the last edition on which Darwin himself worked before his death in 1882, and offers a useful complement to the 2009 scholarly edition, edited by Jim Endersby and published by Cambridge University Press in Darwin's bicentennial year. The sixth edition contains a 'historical sketch' in which Darwin reviews the many works by eminent European and American scientists – beginning with Lamarck in 1801 – in which ideas of evolutionary species change and of natural selection were touched on but not developed. This edition, like all from the second onwards, contains the words 'by the Creator', controversially added to the famous last sentence in the book: 'There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been breathed by the Creator into a few forms or into one...'

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    • Edition: 6th Edition
    • Date Published: July 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108005487
    • length: 492 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.62kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Additions and corrections to the sixth edition
    Historical sketch
    Introduction
    1. Variation under domestication
    2. Variation under nature
    3. Struggle for existence
    4. Natural selection, or the survival of the fittest
    5. Laws of variation
    6. Difficulties of the theory
    7. Miscellaneous objections to the theory of natural selection
    8. Instinct
    9. Hybridism
    10. On the imperfection of the geological record
    11. On the geological succession of organic beings
    12. Geographical distribution
    13. Geographical distribution continued
    14. Mutual affinities of organic beings, morphology, embryology, rudimentary organs
    15. Recapitulation and conclusion
    Glossary of scientific terms
    Index.

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    Charles Darwin

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