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The Portable Darwin

The Portable Darwin

Portable Library

Charles Darwin - Author

Duncan M. Porter - Editor

Peter Graham - Editor

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ISBN 9780140151091 | 592 pages | 01 Nov 1993 | Penguin | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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"Deserves to be as widely read as were the originals when they were first published."—Biological Journal of the Linneas Society. Includes five chapters from The Origin of Speices,complete and unabridged; significant extracts from the works that precede and develop the theory of evolution: The Voyage of the Beagle, The Descent of Man, and The Variations of Animals and Plants; scientific papers, travel writings, letters, and a family memorial; plus a chronology and biography.

Introduction
Chronology
Remarks upon the Habits of the Genera Geospiza, Camarhynchus, Cactornis and Certhidea of Gould. [1837]
On Certain Areas of Elevation and Subsidence in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, as Deduced from the Study of Coral Formations. [1838]
Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle, between the years 1826 and 1836, describing Their Examination of the Southern Shores of South America, and the Beagle's Circumnavigation of the Globe. Vol. III. Journal and Remarks, 1832-1836. [1839]
Humble-Bees. [1841]
The Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs. [1842]
Geological Observations on South America. [1846]
Does Salt-water Kill Seeds? [1855]
Productiveness of Foreign Seed. [1857]
On the Tendency of Species to Form Varieties; and on the Perpetuation of Varieties and Species by Natural Means of Selection. [1858]
On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. [1859]
Natural Selection. [1860]
Fertilisation of Orchids by Insect Agency. [1860]
On the Various Contrivances by Which British and Foreign Orchids are Fertilised by Insects, and on the Good Effects of Intercrossing. [1862]
Variations Effected by Cultivation. [1862]
Recollections of Professor Henslow. [1862]
The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication. [1868]
Origin of Species. [1869]
The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex. [1871]
Pangenesis. [1871]
The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. [1872]
Perception in the Lower Animals. [1873]
Flowers of the Primrose Destroyed by Birds. [1874]
Insectivorous Plants. [1875]
The Effects of Cross and Self-Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom. [1876]
Sexual Selection in Relation to Monkeys. [1876]
The Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species. [1877]
A Biographical Sketch of an Infant. [1877]
Erasmus Darwin. [1879]
The Power of Movement in Plants. [1880]
A Letter to Frithiof Holmgren; Mr. Darwin on Vivisection. [1881]
The Formation of Vegetable Mould, through the Action of Worms, with Observations on Their Habits. [1881]
Epilogue
Further Reading