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" nor the will of the organisms * (especially in the case of plants), could account for the innumerable cases in which organisms of every kind are beautifully adapted to their habits of life ; for instance, the woodpecker or the tree frog to climb trees,... "
From the Greeks to Darwin: an outline of the development of the evolution idea - Page 234
by Henry Fairfield Osborn - 1905 - 259 pages
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The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin

Francis Darwin - 1887
...subject haunted me. But it was equally evident that neither the action of the surrounding conditions, nor the will of the organisms (especially in the case...every kind are beautifully adapted to their habits of life—for instance, a woodpecker or a tree-frog to climb trees, or a seed for dispersal by hooks or...
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Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Volume 44

Electronic journals - 1888
...equally evident that neither the action of the surrounding conditions, nor the will of the organismSj (especially in the case of plants) could account for...beautifully adapted to their habits of life ; for instance, a woodpecker or a tree-frog to climb trees, or a seed for dispersal by hooks or plumes. I had always...
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The Scottish Review, Volume 11

William Musham Metcalfe, Ruaraidh Erskine - History - 1888
...equally evident that neither the action of the surrounding conditions, nor the will of the organism (especially in the case of plants) could account for...every kind are beautifully adapted to their habits of life—for instance, a woodpecker or a tree-frog to climb trees, or a seed for disposal by hooks or...
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Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Association for the Advancement of Science - Science - 1889
...surrounding conditions nor the will of the organism (especially in the case of plants) could account for the cases in which organisms of every kind are beautifully adapted to their habits of life." Nothing can be more characteristic than the following in his long letter to Lyell, October 11, 1857....
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The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin: Including an ..., Volume 1

Charles Darwin - Biography & Autobiography - 1891
...subject haunted me. But it was equally evident that neither the action of the surrounding conditions, nor the will of the organisms (especially in the case...every kind are beautifully adapted to their habits of life—for instance, a woodpecker or a tree-frog to climb trees, or a seed for dispersal by hooks or...
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Collected Essays: Darwiniana

Thomas Henry Huxley - Science - 1894
...subject haunted me. But it was equally evident that neither the action of the surrounding conditions, nor the will of the organisms (especially in the case...beautifully adapted to their habits of life ; for instance, a woodpecker or a tree-frog to climb trees, or a seed for dispersal by hooks or plumes. I had always...
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Darwiniana: essays

Thomas Henry Huxley - Evolution - 1894 - 475 pages
...subject haunted me. But it was equally evident that neither the action of the surrounding conditions,, nor the will of the organisms (especially in the case...beautifully adapted to their habits of life ; for instance, a woodpecker or a tree-frog to climb trees, or a seed for dispersal by hooks or plumes. I had always...
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The Library of Historic Characters and Famous Events of All Nations and All Ages

Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Frank Weitenkampf, John Porter Lamberton - Biography - 1895
...subject haunted me. But it was equally evident that neither the action of the surrounding conditions, nor the will of the organisms (especially. in the...every kind are beautifully adapted to their habits of life—for instance, a woodpecker or a tree-frog to limb trees, or a seed for dispersal by hooks or...
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Charles Darwin's Works: The life and letters of Charles Darwin... ed. by his ...

Charles Darwin, Sir Francis Darwin - Science - 1896
...subject haunted me. But it was equally evident that neither the action of the surrounding conditions, nor the will of the organisms (especially in the case...every kind are beautifully adapted to their habits of life—for instance, a woodpecker or a tree-frog to climb trees, or a seed for dispersal by hooks or...
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Library of the world's best literature, ancient and modern, Volume 11

Charles Dudley Warner - Literary Collections - 1897
...subject haunted me. But it was equally evident that neither the action of the surrounding conditions, nor the will of the organisms (especially in the case...plants), could account for the innumerable cases in which THE APE-MAN. Photogravure from a painting by Gabriel Max. Professor Max has long been known to the...
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