Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection: A Series of Essays

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Briar Bird Press, 13. mai 2015 - 220 pages
Alfred Russel Wallace is best known as the co-originator of the theory of evolution by natural selection, an honor he shares with his contemporary Charles Darwin. Among the ten essays in this volume is his seminal paper on natural selection, "On the Tendency of Varieties to Depart Indefinitely from the Original Type", which was presented with Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" at a meeting of the Linnean Society of London in July 1858.This edition of Wallace's "Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection" is the first entry in the Foundations of Biological Thought series published by Briar Bird Press. The series presents the pivotal works of 19th century naturalists remastered for modern readers. Meticulously edited, these volumes preserve the author's intent in design and content, including the manuscript's original annotations and amendments. In addition, revised page references and editor's notes are included throughout to retain the utility of the works for both study and reference.

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Janice M. Hughes is an avid ornithologist and an award-winning professor of biology at Lakehead University. She is the author of numerous books and articles on birds, travel, handicrafts, and other subjects including the Field Guide to Birds of Ontario, Migration of Birds: Seasons on the Wing, Cranes: A Natural History of a Bird in Crisis, The Healthy RVers Cookbook: Good Food on the Go, and Stupid Dog Toys. Dr. Hughes lives in the boreal forest with her family and dogs.

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