The Naturalist as Interpreter and Seer (Classic Reprint)


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The present volume offers from the classic pages of Darwin his summary of the argument of The Origin of Species, his account of how that book came to be written, and his recapitula tion of The Descent of Man All this affords a supreme lesson as to the value of observation with a purpose. When Darwin was confronted with an organ or trait which puzzled him, he was wont to ask, What use can it have had? And always the answer was that every new peculiarity of plant, or beast, is seized upon and held when ever it confers advantage in the unceasing con ?ict for place and food. No hue of scale or plume, no curve of beak or note of song, but has served a purpose in the plot of life, or advanced the action in a drama where the penalty for fail ure is extinction.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Charles Darwin


Published Date - August 23 2019

ISBN - 9780267641499

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.3 cm

Page Count - 185

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