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Mohr, Warren D.

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Works: 75 works in 190 publications in 6 languages and 1,443 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Juvenile works  Records and correspondence  Handbooks and manuals  Diaries  Textbooks  Bibliography  Popular works  Sources 
Classifications: QH365, 575.0162
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Most widely held works by Warren D Mohr
The origin of species by means of natural selection ; The descent of man and selection in relation to sex by Charles Darwin( Book )

33 editions published between 1883 and 1956 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

States the evidence for a theory of evolution, explains how evolution takes place, and discusses instinct, hybrids, fossils, distribution, and classification
The voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin( Book )

19 editions published between 1879 and 1954 in English and Spanish and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Charles Darwin's chronicle of his five-year journey, beginning in 1831, around the world as a naturalist on the H.M.S. Beagle
The descent of man, and selection in relation to sex by Charles Darwin( Book )

20 editions published between 1871 and 1922 in English and German and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Darwin's seminal work 'The Descent of Man' is published here edited and with an introduction by Adrian Desmond and James Moore. Suggestions are provided for further reading, a chronology of Darwin's life and works, and a biographical glossary
The various contrivances by which orchids are fertilised by insects by Charles Darwin( Book )

5 editions published between 1877 and 1899 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this late 19th-century scientific study, famous English naturalist Charles Darwin refutes the theory that variations of plants in nature are from the design of a great creator. Instead, he theorizes that the fertilisation of plants by insects results in the dominance of successful species
The variation of animals and plants under domestication by Charles Darwin( Book )

7 editions published between 1875 and 1921 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This mid 19th-century work is one of Charles Darwin's scientific studies relating to his theory of evolution. In it, Darwin discusses heredity and the domestication of species. This is the second book in a two-volume set
On the origin of species by Charles Darwin( Book )

13 editions published between 1860 and 1981 in 6 languages and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reintroduces the author's work about the theory of evolution with over three hundred fifty illustrations and photographs, accompanied by excerpts from his diaries, letters, and other writings
Journal of researches into the natural history and geology of the countries visited during the voyage of H.M.S. "Beagle" round the world, : under the command of Capt. Fitz Roy, R.N. by Charles Darwin( Book )

3 editions published between 1891 and 1897 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meaning of evolution by George Gaylord Simpson( Book )

1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of the surveying voyages of His Majesty's ships Adventure and Beagle, between the years 1826 and 1836, : describing their examination of the southern shores of South America, and the Beagle's circumnavigation of the globe. In three volumes. by Robert Fitzroy( Book )

2 editions published between 1839 and 1966 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume details the work of the HMS BEAGLE between the years 1831 and 1836. Naturalist Charles Darwin's insights during this cruise led to the Theory of Evolution and also to the accepted theory of the mode of formation of coral reefs. Darwin was Fitzroy's messmate for most of the cruise as well as a sounding board for ideas. Fitzroy was quite conservative in his views which sometimes led to friction between him and Darwin. Fitzroy went on to become the first head of the British Meteorological Office
Work-days of God, or, Science and the Bible by Herbert W Morris( Book )

1 edition published in 1877 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The variation of animals and plants under domestication by Charles Darwin( Book )

6 editions published between 1883 and 1900 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Admiralty manual of scientific enquiry by John F. W Herschel( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the structure and distribution of coral reefs : also geological observations on the volcanic islands and parts of South America visited during the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle by Charles Darwin( Book )

3 editions published between 1890 and 1900 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This late 19th-century historical work is a scientific study of coral reefs and other geological features discovered by Charles Darwin on his journey around the world
Charles Darwin, his life told in an autobiographical chapter and in a selected series of his published letters by Charles Darwin( Book )

2 editions published in 1902 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In preparing this volume, which is practically an abbreviation of the Life and Letters (1887), my aim has been to retain as far as possible the personal parts of those volumes. To render this feasible, large numbers of the more purely scientific letters are omitted, or represented by the citation of a few sentences. In certain periods of my father's life the scientific and the personal elements run a parallel course, rising and falling together in their degree of interest. Thus the writing of the Origin of Species, and its publication, appeal equally to the reader who follows my father's career from interest in the man, and to the naturalist who desires to know something of this turning point in the history of Biology. This part of the story has therefore been told with nearly the full amount of available detail. In arranging my material I have followed a roughly chronological sequence, but the character and variety of my father's researches make a strictly chronological order an impossibility. It was his habit to work more or less simultaneously at several subjects. Experimental work was often carried on as a refreshment or variety, while books entailing reasoning and the marshalling of large bodies of facts were being written. Moreover many of his researches were dropped only to be resumed after years had elapsed. Thus a chronological record of his work would be a patchwork, from which it would be difficult to disentangle the history of any given subject. The Table of Contents will show how I have tried to avoid this result. It will be seen, for instance, that after Chapter VIII. a break occurs; the story turns back from 1854 to 1831 in order that the Evolutionary chapters which follow may tell a continuous story. In the same way the Botanical Work which occupied so much of my father's time during the latter part of his life is treated separately in Chapters XVI. and XVII"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Insectivorous plants by Charles Darwin( Book )

4 editions published between 1876 and 1915 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darwin had long been fascinated by insectivorous plants, from the native British sundews and bladderworts to the exotic pinguiculas and nepenthes which he encountered during the Beagle voyage. Growing in environments low in soil nutrients, their highly specialised ways of obtaining enough food, including the capability for fast movement in the case of the Venus flytrap, were evidence of evolutionary adaptation. But he was also interested in what food they needed, and whether they would be selective when offered a varied diet; and how did the flytrap close its trap on its prey? Darwin conducted a range of simple but ingenious experiments on his collection of insectivores and observed and noted the results of each with his customary meticulousness. The results can be seen in this book, which remains of enormous interest to anyone whose imagination has been fired by these strange and beautiful plants
The formation of vegetable mould, through the action of worms, with observations on their habits by Charles Darwin( Book )

3 editions published between 1882 and 1900 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, published in 1881, was the result of many years of experimentation and observation by Darwin in the open-air laboratory of his garden at Down House in Kent. As he wrote in his introduction, the subject of soil disturbance by worms 'may appear an insignificant one, but we shall see that it possesses some interest'. He goes on to demonstrate the immensity - in size and over time - of the accumulated tiny movements of soil by earthworms, and their vital role in aerating the soil and breaking down vegetable material to keep the topsoil, the growing medium for all plant life and thus vital to human existence, fertile and healthy. At a time when there is huge interest in growing food organically and without using artificial fertilisers, Darwin's insights are as important, and his descriptions of his experiments as fascinating, as they were in the late nineteenth century
Period piece by Gwen Raverat( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author's childhood in Cambridge, England, at the beginning of the twentieth century, is set against a charming family background
 
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