On the Origin of Species: The Illustrated Edition by Charles Darwin, David Quammen

By Charles Darwin, David Quammen

This yr marks the a hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the book of Charles Darwin’s On the foundation of Species via common Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races within the fight for Life. In his landmark research, Darwin theorized that populations evolve over the process generations via a strategy of average choice. those rules flew within the face of long-held ideals, and the ebook instantly grew to become essentially the most arguable clinical works in history—and it nonetheless is still so this present day. Now, for the 1st time, Darwin’s vintage is totally and handsomely illustrated with greater than 350 illustrations and images, lots of them in excellent colour. Reproductions from Darwin’s The Voyage of the Beagle, his magazine of the travels that resulted in his amazing leap forward, seem all through, inviting readers to adventure Darwin’s trip and to understand how he built his idea of evolution. additionally, short excerpts from his letters, diaries, and correspondence carry either Darwin the guy and his innovative discovery to existence.
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In Saxony the importance of the principle of selection in regard to merino sheep is so fully recognised, that men follow it as a trade: the sheep are placed on a table and are studied, like a picture by a connoisseur; this is done three times at intervals of months, and the sheep are each time marked and classed, so that the very best may ultimately be selected for breeding. What English breeders have actually effected is proved by the enormous prices given for animals with a good pedigree; and these have now been ex- ported to almost every quarter of the world.

Watson, to whom I am much indebted for valuable advice and assistance on this subject, soon convinced me that there were many difficulties, as did subsequently Dr. Hooker, even in stronger terms. I shall reserve for my future work the discussion of these difficulties, and the tables themselves of the proportional numbers of the varying species. Dr. Hooker permits me to add, that after having carefully read my manuscript, and examined the tables, he thinks that the following statements are fairly well established.

I could give several references to the full acknowledgment of the importance of the principle in works of high antiquity. In rude and barbarous periods of English history choice animals were often imported, and laws were passed to prevent their exportation: the destruction of horses under a certain size was ordered, and this may be compared to the ‘roguing’ of plants by nurserymen. The principle of selection I find distinctly given in an ancient Chinese encyclopaedia. Explicit rules are laid down by some of the Roman classical writers.

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