What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
Alfred Russel Wallace already ancestors animals and plants Beagle biological biologists birds Buffon cause century Charles Darwin conception conclusion creation Crown 8vo Darwin's mind Darwinian descent with modification Dictionary distinct doctrine early earthworm Edition energy England English Epochs Erasmus Darwin Essays everywhere evolution evolutionary movement evolutionism evolutionist fact Fertilisation final fittest flowers forms fresh geological gradually Herbert Spencer History Hooker human Huxley hypothesis idea immense insects intellect interest Josiah Wedgwood Lamarck logical LONGMANS Lyell males Malthus mammals modern monkeys natural selection naturalist never observations once organic organisation Origin of Species philosophical Post 8vo principle produced profound publication published R. A. Proctor race result Robert Waring Darwin says scientific sexual selection single slow speculation struggle for existence survival teleological thinkers thought tion treatise tropical truth uniformitarian universal variation vast vegetable vols Wallace Wedgwood whole young Zoonomia
Page 9 - LIBRARY EDITION, with all the Original Illustrations, Maps, Landscapes on Steel, Woodcuts, &c. 2 vols. 4to. 48s. INTERMEDIATE EDITION, with a Selection of Maps, Plates, and Woodcuts. 2 vols. square crown 8vo. 21s. STUDENT'S EDITION, revised and condensed, with 46 Illustrations and Maps.
Page 111 - These laws, taken in the largest sense, being Growth with Reproduction; Inheritance which is almost implied by reproduction, Variability from the indirect and direct action of the external conditions of life, and from use and disuse...
Page 9 - Intermediate Edition, with a Selection of Maps, Plates, and Woodcuts. 2 vols. square crown 8vo. 2ls. Student's Edition, revised and condensed, with 46 Illustrations and Maps.
Page 53 - Seeing every height crowned with its crater, and the boundaries of most of the lava-streams still distinct, we are led to believe that within a period, geologically recent, the unbroken ocean was here spread out. Hence, both in space and time, we seem to be brought somewhat near to that great fact — that mystery of mysteries — the first appearance of new beings on this earth.
Page 62 - The English intelligence in particular shows itself as a rule congenitally incapable of appreciating the superior logical certitude of the deductive method. Englishmen will not even believe that the square on the hypotenuse is equal to the squares on the containing sides until they have measured and weighed, as well as they are able by rude experimental devices, a few selected pieces of rudely shaped rectangular paper.
Page 9 - A BOOK OF STRIFE, IN THE FORM OF THE DIARY OF AN OLD SOUL: Poems.
Page 175 - ... things, and his piety, and the serenity of his countenance, and his sweetness, and his disregard of empty fame, and his efforts to understand things...
Page 50 - This wonderful relationship in the same continent between the dead and the living, will, I do not doubt, hereafter throw more light on the appearance of organic beings on our earth and their disappearance from it than any other class of facts.
Page 53 - The natural history of these islands is eminently curious, and well deserves attention. Most of the organic productions are aboriginal creations, found nowhere else; there is even a difference between the inhabitants of the different islands; yet all show a marked relationship with those of America, though separated from that continent by an open space of ocean, between 500 and 600 miles in width.