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The Resource Origins of Darwin's evolution : solving the species puzzle through time and place, J. David Archibald

Origins of Darwin's evolution : solving the species puzzle through time and place, J. David Archibald

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Origins of Darwin's evolution : solving the species puzzle through time and place
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Origins of Darwin's evolution
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solving the species puzzle through time and place
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J. David Archibald
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eng
Summary
Historical biogeography -- the study of the history of species through both time and place -- first convinced Charles Darwin of evolution. This field was so important to Darwin's initial theories and line of thinking that he said as much in the very first paragraph of On the Origin of Species (1859) and later in his autobiography. His methods included collected mammalian fossils in South America clearly related to living forms, tracing the geographical distributions of living species across South America, and sampling peculiar fauna from the geologically young Galápagos Archipelago that showed evident affinities to South American forms. Over the years, Darwin collected other evidence in support of evolution, but his historical biogeographical arguments remained paramount, so much so that he devotes three full chapters to this topic in On the Origin of Species. Discussions of Darwin's landmark book too often give scant attention to this wealth of evidence, and we still do not fully appreciate its significance in Darwin's thinking. In Origins of Darwin's Evolution, J. David Archibald explores this lapse, showing how Darwin first came to the conclusion that, instead of various centers of creation, species had evolved in different regions throughout the world. He also shows that Darwin's other early passion -- geology -- proved a more elusive corroboration of evolution. On the Origin of Species has only one chapter dedicated to the rock and fossil record, as it then appeared too incomplete for Darwin's evidentiary standards. Carefully retracing Darwin's gathering of evidence and the evolution of his thinking, Origins of Darwin's Evolution achieves a new understanding of how Darwin crafted his transformative theory
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Archibald, J. David
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index present
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
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  • Darwin, Charles
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • SCIENCE
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
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Origins of Darwin's evolution : solving the species puzzle through time and place, J. David Archibald
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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Contents
Establishing the fact of evolution -- Darwin's geological education -- The gravest objection -- Marking time -- The immutablists -- Discovering the long dead -- Relating the long dead and collecting the recently living -- Describing the long dead and the recently living -- Private musings then shared sketches -- Darwin's historical biogeography -- Epilogue : what many reviewers missed
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ocn975998529
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 192 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780231545297
Lccn
2017011817
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
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illustrations, maps
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22573/ctt1tk8rqg
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remote
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(OCoLC)975998529
Label
Origins of Darwin's evolution : solving the species puzzle through time and place, J. David Archibald
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Establishing the fact of evolution -- Darwin's geological education -- The gravest objection -- Marking time -- The immutablists -- Discovering the long dead -- Relating the long dead and collecting the recently living -- Describing the long dead and the recently living -- Private musings then shared sketches -- Darwin's historical biogeography -- Epilogue : what many reviewers missed
Control code
ocn975998529
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 192 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231545297
Lccn
2017011817
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1tk8rqg
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)975998529

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