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On the Origin of Species
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Publication date June 30, 2013
Pages 392
Binding Paperback
Edition Large print
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781490583549
ISBN-10 1490583548
Dimensions 0.89 by 8.50 by 11 in.
Weight 2.46 lbs.
Original list price $17.99
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: A struggle for existence inevitably follows from the high rate at which all organic beings tend to increase. Every being, which during its natural lifetime produces several eggs or seeds, must suffer destruction during some period of its life, and during some season or occasional year, otherwise, on the principle of geometrical increase, its numbers would quickly become so inordinately great that no country could support the product. Hence, as more individuals are produced than can possibly survive, there must in every case be a struggle for existence, either one individual with another of the same species, or with the individuals of distinct species, or with the physical conditions of life. It is the doctrine of Malthus applied with manifold force to the whole animal and vegetable kingdoms; for in this case there can be no artificial increase of food, and no prudential restraint from marriage. Although some species may be now increasing, more or less rapidly, in numbers, all cannot do so, for the world would not hold them.

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