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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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The Making of the Fittest: DNA and the Ultimate Forensic Record of Evolution

Sean B. Carroll - Science - 2006 - 301 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 present to the past inhabitants of the continent. These facts . . . seemed to throw some light on the origin of species — that mystery...
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Classification of Life

Melissa Stewart - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2007 - 80 pages
...Naturalist, I was much struck with certain facts in the distribution of the [creatures] inhabiting South America, and in the geological relations of...inhabitants of that continent. These facts . . . seemed to throw some light on the origin of species — that mystery of mysteries, as it has been called by one...
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The Foundations of the Origin of Species

Charles Darwin - Science - 2014
...the Introduction to the Origin, Ed, i, viz. " When on board HMS 'Beagle,' as naturalist, I was much struck with certain facts in the distribution of the...to the past inhabitants of that continent." These words, occurring where they do, can only mean one thing, — namely that the facts suggested an evolutionary...
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Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological and Natural History Society

Shropshire Archaeological and Natural History Society (Great Britain) - Excavations (Archaeology) - 1885
...naturalist, I was much struck with certain facts in the distribution of the organic beings inhabiting South America, and in the geological relations of...inhabitants of that continent. These facts seemed to throw some light on the origin of species — that mystery of mysteries, as it has been called by one...
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The Victorian Review, Volume 6

H. Mortimer Franklyn - 1882
...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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Bulletin of the Pan American Union

Pan American Union - America - 1935
...as naturalist, I was 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. . . . On my return home it occurred to me . . . that something might perhaps be made out on this question...
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Proceedings and Transactions of the Liverpool Biological Society, Volumes 11-12

Liverpool Biological Society - 1897
...twenty years' patient study and reflection. In the introduction to the book he modestly says ; — relations of the present to the past inhabitants of that continent. These facts, as will be seen in the later chapters of this volume, seemed to throw some light on the origin of species...
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