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E. O. Wilson’s Life on Earth Unit 1 - Edward O. Wilson, Morgan Ryan & Gaël McGill

Charles Darwin - On the Origin of Species artwork On the Origin of Species
Charles Darwin
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1881
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Can we doubt that individuals having any advantage, however slight, over others, would have the best chance of surviving and of procreating their kind?' In the Origin of Species (1859) Darwin challenged many of the most deeply held beliefs of the Western world. His insistence on the immense length of the past and on the abundance of life-forms, present and extinct, dislodged man from his central position in creation and called into question the role of the Creator. He showed that new species are achieved by natural selection, and that absence of plan is an inherent part of the evolutionary process. Darwin's prodigious reading, experimentation, and observations on his travels fed into his great work, which draws on material from the Galapagos Islands to rural Staffordshire, from English back gardens to colonial encounters.


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On the Origin of Species - Charles Darwin

Henry David Thoreau - Walking artwork Walking
Henry David Thoreau
Genre: Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1860
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Thoreau begins his three-part essay by referring to human's role in nature "as an inhabitant, or a part or parcel of Nature." He later criticizes members of society for their lack of such a relationship with nature. Furthermore, Thoreau also uses an experience from his own life to represent a personal account in nature, more specifically his experiences while walking into the forest near his property.


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Walking - Henry David Thoreau

Thomas Henry Huxley - American Addresses, with a Lecture on the Study of Biology artwork American Addresses, with a Lecture on the Study of Biology
Thomas Henry Huxley
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 28 June 1895
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

We live in and form part of a system of things of immense diversity and perplexity, which we call Nature; and it is a matter of the deepest interest to all of us that we should form just conceptions of the constitution of that system and of its past history. With relation to this universe, man is, in extent, little more than a mathematical point; in duration but a fleeting shadow; he is a mere reed shaken in the winds of force. But, as Pascal long ago remarked, although a mere reed, he is a thinking reed; and in virtue of that wonderful capacity of thought, he has the power of framing for himself a symbolic conception of the universe, which, although doubtless highly imperfect and inadequate as a picture of the great whole, is yet sufficient to serve him as a chart for the guidance of his practical affairs.


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American Addresses, with a Lecture on the Study of Biology - Thomas Henry Huxley

Charles Darwin - Coral Reefs artwork Coral Reefs
Charles Darwin
Genre: Earth Sciences
Publish Date: 18 April 1882
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs, Being the first part of the geology of the voyage of the Beagle, under the command of Capt. Fitzroy, R. N. during the years 1832 to 1836, was published in 1842 as Charles Darwin's first monograph, and set out histheory of the formation of coral reefs and atolls. He conceived of the idea during the voyage of the Beagle while still in South America, before he had seen a coral island, and wrote it out as HMS Beagle crossed the Pacific Ocean, completing his draft by November 1835. At the time there was great scientific interest in the way that coral reefs formed, and Captain Robert FitzRoy's orders from the Admiraltyincluded the investigation of an atoll as an important scientific aim of the voyage. FitzRoy chose to survey the Keeling Islands in the Indian Ocean. The results supported Darwin's theory that the various types of coral reefs and atolls could be explained by uplift andsubsidence of vast areas of the Earth's crust under the oceans.


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Coral Reefs - Charles Darwin


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