On The Origin Of Species By Means Of Natural Selection Pt 1 Or The Preservation Of Favored Races In The Struggle For Life
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✏On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection PT 1 Or the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life Book Summary : Volume: pt. 1 General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1882 Original Publisher: Appleton Subjects: Evolution Natural selection Science / Life Sciences / Biology / General Science / Life Sciences / Evolution Science / Life Sciences / Genetics
✏On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection Or The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life Book Summary : It took Charles Darwin more than twenty years to publish this book, in part because he realized that it would ignite a firestorm of controversy. The Origin of Species first appeared in 1859, and it remains a continuing source of conflict to this day. Even among those who reject its ideas, however, the work's impact is undeniable. In science, philosophy, and theology, this is a book that changed the world. In addition to its status as the focus of a dramatic turning point in scientific thought, On the Origin of Species stands as a remarkably readable study. Carefully reasoned and well-documented in its arguments, the work offers coherent views of natural selection, adaptation, the struggle for existence, survival of the fittest, and other concepts that form the foundation of modern evolutionary theory.--Amazon.com.
📒On The Origin Of Species By Means Of Natural Selection ✍ Charles Darwin
✏On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection Book Summary :
📒The Origin Of Species ✍ Charles Darwin
✏The Origin of Species Book Summary : States the evidence for a theory of evolution, explains how evolution takes place, and discusses instinct, hybridism, fossils, distribution and classification.
📒Self Interest Volume 14 ✍ Ellen Frankel Paul
✏Self Interest Volume 14 Book Summary : ‘[T]he good man should be a lover of self.’ Aristotle wrote. ‘For he will both himself profit by doing noble acts, and will benefit his fellows ’. Yet in much of contemporary moral philosophy, concern for one’s own interests is considered a non-moral issue, while concern for the interests of others is paradigmatically moral. Indeed, a central issue in ethical theory involves the proper balance to be struck between prudence and morality, between the pursuit of one’s own good and the pursuit of the good of others. When deliberating over what action to take, should one weigh one’s own interests more heavily than those of others? Or is it possible to accommodate both self-interest and regard for others, to show that we have self-regarding reasons for helping others? The twelve essays in this volume - written from a range of perspectives - address these questions and examine related issues.
📒The Symbolic Species Evolved ✍ Theresa Schilhab
✏The Symbolic Species Evolved Book Summary : This anthology is a compilation of the best contributions from Symbolic Species Conferences I, II (which took place in 2006, 2007). In 1997 the American anthropologist Terrence Deacon published The Symbolic Species: The Coevolution of Language and the Brain. The book is widely considered a seminal work in the subject of evolutionary cognition. However, Deacons book was the first step – further steps have had to be taken. The proposed anthology is such an important associate. The contributions are written by a wide variety of scholars each with a unique view on evolutionary cognition and the questions raised by Terrence Deacon - emergence in evolution, the origin of language, the semiotic 'missing link', Peirce's semiotics in evolution and biology, biosemiotics, evolutionary cognition, Baldwinian evolution, the neuroscience of linguistic capacities as well as phylogeny of the homo species, primatology, embodied cognition and knowledge types.
📒The Catalyzing Mind ✍ Kenneth R. Cabell
✏The Catalyzing Mind Book Summary : How do we understand and explain phenomena in psychology? What does the concept of “causality” mean when we discuss higher psychological functions and behavior? Is it possible to generate “laws” in a psychological and behavioral science—laws that go beyond statistical regularities, frequencies, and probabilities? An international group of authors compare and contrast the use of a causal model in psychology with a newer model—the catalytic model. The Catalyzing Mind: Beyond Models of Causality proposes an approach to the qualitative nature of psychological phenomena that focuses on the psychological significance and meaning of conditions, contexts, and situations as well as their sign-mediating processes. Contributors develop, apply, and criticize the notion of a catalyzing mind in hopes of achieving conceptual clarity and rigor. Disciplines such as philosophy, psychology, semiotics and biosemiotics are used for an interdisciplinary approach to the book. Research topics such as history and national identity, immigration, and transitions to adulthood are all brought into a dialogue with the concept of the catalyzing mind. With a variety of disciplines, theoretical concepts, and research topics this book is a collective effort at an approach to move beyond models of causality for explaining and understanding psychological phenomena.
📒The Correspondence Of Charles Darwin ✍ Charles Darwin
✏The Correspondence of Charles Darwin Book Summary : A collection of the letters of Charles Darwin portrays his personal life and the development of his scientific theories
📒American Book Publishing Record Cumulative 1876 1949 ✍ R.R. Bowker Company. Department of Bibliography
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📒The Song Of The Dodo ✍ David Quammen
✏The Song of the Dodo Book Summary : David Quammen's book, The Song of the Dodo, is a brilliant, stirring work, breathtaking in its scope, far-reaching in its message -- a crucial book in precarious times, which radically alters the way in which we understand the natural world and our place in that world. It's also a book full of entertainment and wonders. In The Song of the Dodo, we follow Quammen's keen intellect through the ideas, theories, and experiments of prominent naturalists of the last two centuries. We trail after him as he travels the world, tracking the subject of island biogeography, which encompasses nothing less than the study of the origin and extinction of all species. Why is this island idea so important? Because islands are where species most commonly go extinct -- and because, as Quammen points out, we live in an age when all of Earth's landscapes are being chopped into island-like fragments by human activity. Through his eyes, we glimpse the nature of evolution and extinction, and in so doing come to understand the monumental diversity of our planet, and the importance of preserving its wild landscapes, animals, and plants. We also meet some fascinating human characters. By the book's end we are wiser, and more deeply concerned, but Quammen leaves us with a message of excitement and hope.