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On the origin of species by means of natural selection, or, The preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life

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Excerpt: ...have been to a social community of insects, on the same principle that the division of labour is useful to civilised man. As ants work by ... Show synopsis

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Kate H

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by Kate H on Nov 1, 2012

I tried readiing this book over 30 years ago and failed. I recently watched a documentary of Darwin's life and my curiosity was aroused again. I chose the first of the six editions. I am part way through and am impressed by the breadth of Darwin's thinking. I am in the process of writing a novel and there are themes in Origin of the Species that inform. Close members of a species being the toughest competitors like siblings in a family. I will make it to the end, but it will take me some time.

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