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" Beagle,' as naturalist, I was much struck with certain facts in the distribution of the organic beings inhabiting South America, and in the geological relations of the present to the past inhabitants of that continent. "
On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection; Or, The Preservation ... - Page 9
by Charles Darwin - 1861 - 440 pages
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Essentials for the Scientific and Technical Writer

Hardy Hoover - Science - 1980 - 216 pages
...as naturalist, I was much struck with certain facts in the distrihution of organic heings inhahiting South America, and in the geological relations of the present to the past inhahitants of that continent. These facts, as will he seen in the later chapters of this volume, seemed...
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The Logic of Fantasy: H.G. Wells and Science Fiction

John Huntington - Literary Criticism - 1982 - 191 pages
...opening lines of his introduction to The Origin of Species Darwin describes himself as having been "much struck with certain facts in the distribution of the inhabitants of South America," Sir Richard Owen finds the word inhabitants bothersome: "Mr. Darwin must be aware of what is commonly...
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Evolution From Molecules to Men

D. S. Bendall - Science - 1986 - 607 pages
...naturalist, I was much struck with certain facts in the distribution of the organic beings inhabiting South America, and in the geological relations of...present to the past inhabitants of that continent '. As regards extinct forms, the point which directly suggested common ancestry was that many South...
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The Growth of Biological Thought: Diversity, Evolution, and Inheritance

Ernst Mayr - Science - 1982 - 974 pages
...Distribution The first sentences in the Origin are, "When on board HMS 'Beagle', as naturalist, I was much struck with certain facts in the distribution of the inhabitants of South America . . . These facts 439 seemed to me to throw some light on the origin of species — that mystery of...
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Psychology, Humanism, and Scientific Inquiry: The Selected Essays of Hadley ...

Hadley Cantril, Albert Hadley Cantril - Psychology - 250 pages
...naturalist. I was much struck with certain facts in the distribution of the organic beings inhabiting South America. and in the geological relations of...the past inhabitants of that continent. These facts. as will be seen in the latter chapters of this volume. seemed to throw some light on the origin of...
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Darwin and the General Reader: The Reception of Darwin's Theory of Evolution ...

Alvar Ellegård - Science - 1958 - 394 pages
...Origin, i ed. r., 297. of the Origin of Species: "When on board HMS 'Beagle', as a naturalist, I was much struck with certain facts in the distribution of the...seemed to me to throw some light on the origin of species."3) He devoted a whole chapter in his book to this problem, where he at once presented the...
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Metaphors in the History of Psychology

David E. Leary - Psychology - 1994 - 383 pages
...exemplified by Darwin's statement that the Origin of Species (1859/1964) began to take shape when he was "struck with certain facts in the distribution of the inhabitants of South America" (p. 1, italics added). The intended image is clear: He was simply standing there, on Her Majesty's...
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“The” Language of Science: A Study of the Relationship Between Literature ...

Ilse Nina Bulhof - Science - 1992 - 207 pages
...naturalist, I was much struck with certain facts in the distribution of the organic beings inhabiting South America, and in the geological relations of...present to the past inhabitants of that continent. [Darwin is referring to the fact that in older geological strata the forms of life were decidedly different...
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Deleuze and Philosophy: The Difference Engineer

Keith Ansell-Pearson - Philosophy - 1997 - 277 pages
...Natural Selection (1859) Darwin remembers how 'When on board HMS "Beagle" as a naturalist, I was much struck with certain facts in the distribution of the...present to the past inhabitants of that continent'. This opening, of extraordinary economy and beauty, locates the observer at a specific time and place...
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Deleuze and Philosophy: The Difference Engineer

Keith Ansell-Pearson - Philosophy - 1997 - 277 pages
...Natural Selection (1859) Darwin remembers how 'When on board HMS "Beagle" as a naturalist, I was much struck with certain facts in the distribution of the inhabitants of South America, and in me geological relations of the present to the past inhabitants of that continent'. This opening, of...
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