Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Published This Day: Darwin’s 2nd Most Important Book

In 1868, Charles Darwin's book, Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication, was published. He was 58. It is probably the second in importance of all his works.

Darwin here supports his views via analysis of various aspects of plant and animal life, including an inventory of varieties and their physical and behavioral characteristics, and an investigation of the impact of a species' surrounding environment and the effect of both natural and forced changes in this environment. link