The Correspondence of Charles Darwin: 1856-1857

Author: Charles Darwin,Frederick Burkhardt,Sydney Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521255868

Category: Evolution

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The Correspondence of Charles Darwin

Author: Charles Darwin,Frederick Burkhardt,Sydney Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521385640

Category: Science

Page: 671

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The letters in this volume cover two of the most momentous years in Darwin's life. Begun in 1856 and the fruit of twenty years of study and reflection, Darwin's manuscript on the species question was a little more than half finished, and at least two years from publication, when in June 1858 Darwin unexpectedly received a letter and a manuscript from Alfred Russel Wallace indicating that he too had independently formulated a theory of natural selection. The letters detail the various stages in the preparation of what was to become one of the world's most famous works: Darwin's On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, published by John Murray in November 1859. They reveal the first impressions of Darwin's book given by his most trusted confidants, and they relate Darwin's anxious response to the early reception of his theory by friends, family members, and prominent naturalists. This volume provides the capstone to Darwin's remarkable efforts for more than two decades to solve one of nature's greatest riddles - the origin of species.
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The Correspondence of Charles Darwin:

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521255868

Category: Science

Page: 720

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This volume covers the culmination of Darwin's work on species. From early in 1856, when he was persuaded that the time had come to publish an account of his heterodox theories through 1857, Darwin's letters document the labor involved in composing his "big species book," his zest for research, and his unflagging determination to succeed. As always, old friends and more recent acquaintances are drawn into the project. Darwin writes for the first time to Alfred Russel Wallace seeking specimens of Malayan fowls. Joseph Dalton Hooker is his sounding board for botanical speculations and Thomas Henry Huxley soon takes up a similar role in matters of comparative anatomy and embryology. William Bernhard Tegetmeier is the provider of pigeons and poultry and Asa Gray dispatches from Massachusetts invaluable botanical data. Darwin fully exploits his gift for drawing the best from his correspondents and, collectively, their letters provide a remarkable survey of what was--and was not--believed about the nature and origin of species in the middle years of the century.
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Charles Darwin

A Reference Guide to His Life and Works

Author: J. David Archibald

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538111640

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 232

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Charles Darwin: A Reference Guide to His Life and Works summarizes the life of Charles Darwin who is best known for his theory of evolution. He was a naturalist, a geologist, and a biologist and is one of the most influential figures in history.
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Darwin's Fishes

An Encyclopedia of Ichthyology, Ecology, and Evolution

Author: Daniel Pauly

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139451819

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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In Darwin's Fishes, Daniel Pauly presents an encyclopaedia of ichthyology, ecology and evolution, based upon everything that Charles Darwin ever wrote about fish. Entries are arranged alphabetically and can be about, for example, a particular fish taxon, an anatomical part, a chemical substance, a scientist, a place, or an evolutionary or ecological concept. The reader can start wherever they like and are then led by a series of cross-references on a fascinating voyage of interconnected entries, each indirectly or directly connected with original writings from Darwin himself. Along the way, the reader is offered interpretation of the historical material put in the context of both Darwin's time and that of contemporary biology and ecology. This book is intended for anyone interested in fishes, the work of Charles Darwin, evolutionary biology and ecology, and natural history in general.
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A Calendar of the Correspondence of Charles Darwin, 1821-1882

Author: American Council of Learned Societies

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521434232

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 736

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Provides a complete listing of the known correspondence of Charles Darwin.
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The Song of the Dodo

Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions

Author: David Quammen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439124965

Category: Nature

Page: 704

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David Quammen's book, The Song of the Dodo, is a brilliant, stirring work, breathtaking in its scope, far-reaching in its message -- a crucial book in precarious times, which radically alters the way in which we understand the natural world and our place in that world. It's also a book full of entertainment and wonders. In The Song of the Dodo, we follow Quammen's keen intellect through the ideas, theories, and experiments of prominent naturalists of the last two centuries. We trail after him as he travels the world, tracking the subject of island biogeography, which encompasses nothing less than the study of the origin and extinction of all species. Why is this island idea so important? Because islands are where species most commonly go extinct -- and because, as Quammen points out, we live in an age when all of Earth's landscapes are being chopped into island-like fragments by human activity. Through his eyes, we glimpse the nature of evolution and extinction, and in so doing come to understand the monumental diversity of our planet, and the importance of preserving its wild landscapes, animals, and plants. We also meet some fascinating human characters. By the book's end we are wiser, and more deeply concerned, but Quammen leaves us with a message of excitement and hope.
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Erkenntnis als Anpassung?

Eine Studie zur Evolutionären Erkenntnistheorie.

Author: Eve-Marie Engels

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Knowledge, Theory of

Page: 518

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One Plus One Equals One

Symbiosis and the evolution of complex life

Author: John Archibald

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191636282

Category: Science

Page: 288

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We are in the midst of a revolution. It is a scientific revolution built upon the tools of molecular biology, with which we probe and prod the living world in ways unimaginable a few decades ago. Need to track a bacterium at the root of a hospital outbreak? No problem: the offending germ's complete genetic profile can be obtained in 24 hours. We insert human DNA into E. coli bacteria to produce our insulin. It is natural to look at biotechnology in the 21st century with a mix of wonder and fear. But biotechnology is not as 'unnatural' as one might think. All living organisms use the same molecular processes to replicate their genetic material and the same basic code to 'read' their genes. The similarities can be seen in their DNA. Here, John Archibald shows how evolution has been 'plugging-and-playing' with the subcellular components of life from the very beginning and continues to do so today. For evidence, we need look no further than the inner workings of our own cells. Molecular biology has allowed us to gaze back more than three billion years, revealing the microbial mergers and acquisitions that underpin the development of complex life. One Plus One Equals One tells the story of how we have come to this realization and its implications.
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Acta historica Leopoldina

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Natural history

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The Species Problem

Biological Species, Ontology, and the Metaphysics of Biology

Author: David N. Stamos

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780739105030

Category: Philosophy

Page: 380

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Stamos squarely confronts the problem of determining what a biological species is, whether species are real, and the nature of their reality. He critically considers the evolution of the major contemporary views of species and also offers his own solution to the species problem.
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Book Review Digest

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bibliography

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New Scientist

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

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Facets of Faith and Science

Author: Jitse M. van der Meer

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: 9780819199935

Category: Philosophy

Page: 350

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This fourth volume of Facets of Faith and Science focuses on how to interpret God's action in nature and surveys recent thought on divine agency, proposes a new understanding of double agency, and addresses the relation of divine action and omniscience to natural causation, randomness and evolutionary theory. Chapters Include: Recent Thoughts on Divine Agency; The Dressage Ring and the Ballroom: Loci of Double Agency; The Law of Nature and the Nature of God; Randomness, Omniscience, and Divine Action; Theism, Christianity, and the Grand Evolutionary Story; On Craig's Defense of the Kalam Cosmological Argument; Demarcation and Design; Transcendent Causes and Computational Miracles; Design, Chance, and Necessity in Recent Science and Philosophy; Religious Apologetics and the Transmutation of Knowledge: Was a Chemico-Theology Possible in Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Century Britain?; Natural Theology and a Christian Witness in Chemistry and Physics; The Gulf between Design and Descent: Charles Darwin's Rejection of As a Gray's Apologia; Chiasmic Cosmology and The Same Old Story: Two Lutheran Approaches to Natural Theology; Faith and Science in Biblical Perspective: Human Responsibility before God; Copernicanism and the Bible in Early Modern Science; An Interactive Theory of the Relation between Science and Scripture; A Reformational Look at the Authority of Scripture; Natural Science and Scriptural Revelation; The Exodus and Jericho: Interpretation and Belief in Biblical Geography and Archaeology; Galileo and the History of Hermenutics; Creation and Separation. Co-published with The Pascal Centre for Advanced Studies in Faith and Science.
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Humanities

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Humanities

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Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Rhododendrons

Page: N.A

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