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The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
Notes #1: Introduction
*For purpose of these posts please see my note at the end of this article. There you will also find the edition of the book I am reading. All quotes are from this work.
At the beginning of this work is a very interesting section titled, “Biographical Note, Charles Darwin, 1809-1852” followed by a brief “Contents: The Origin of Species” section which is an entire chapter by chapter book overview.
Now I know many people skip reading these introductional type sections, but I am not one of those people. There can be a wealth of information in these sections. I would suggest reading these sections in this work by Darwin as a background to the work itself.
I found reading this first section and learning a little about the life of Darwin very interesting. The fact that as a youth he…
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