On the Variation of Species

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9781506106359: On the Variation of Species

"[...]about that change absolutely indispensable to the existence of animal and vegetable life upon the earth's surface, and that variety of conditions by which is ensured a fitting abode for each kind of its multifarious and diversified inhabitants." Whilst exploring the barren moor, or bleak upland heights, the botanist would as assuredly look for a change in the outward configuration of certain species, which colonize equally the rich meadows and teeming ravines, as a geographical difference is à priori anticipated between the hard, sturdy mountaineer and the more enervated denizen of the plain. A daisy, gathered on the cultivated lawn, has usually attained a greater degree of perfection and luxuriance than its companion from the sterile heath; and the bramble which chokes up the[...]".

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