Studies in the Theory of Descent, Volume I
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Studies in the Theory of Descent, Volume I

By August Weismann
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Table of Contents
  • STUDIES IN THE THEORY OF DESCENT.
  • PREFATORY NOTICE.
  • TRANSLATOR’S PREFACE.
  • PREFACE TO THE ENGLISH EDITION.
  • CONTENTS.
  • STUDIES IN THE THEORY OF DESCENT.
  • Part I. ON THE SEASONAL DIMORPHISM OF BUTTERFLIES.
    • I. The Origin and Significance of Seasonal Dimorphism.
      • II. Seasonal Dimorphism and Climatic Variation.
      • III. Nature of the Causes producing Climatic Varieties.
      • IV. Why all Polygoneutic Species are not Seasonally Dimorphic.
      • V. On Alternation of Generations.
      • VI. General Conclusions.
      • APPENDIX I. EXPERIMENTS.
      • APPENDIX II.
      • EXPLANATION OF THE PLATES.
    • II. Seasonal Dimorphism and Climatic Variation.
    • III. Nature of the Causes producing Climatic Varieties.
    • IV. Why all Polygoneutic Species are not Seasonally Dimorphic.
    • V. On Alternation of Generations.
    • VI. General Conclusions.
    • APPENDIX I. EXPERIMENTS.
    • APPENDIX II.
    • EXPLANATION OF THE PLATES.
  • STUDIES IN THE THEORY OF DESCENT.
  • Part II. ON THE FINAL CAUSES OF TRANSFORMATION.
    • I. THE ORIGIN OF THE MARKINGS OF CATERPILLARS.
      • INTRODUCTION.
      • I. Ontogeny and Morphology of Sphinx-Markings.
      • II. Conclusions from Phylogeny.
      • III. Biological Value of Marking in General.
      • IV. Biological Value of Colour.
      • V. Biological Value of Special Markings.
      • VI. Objections to a Phyletic Vital Force.
      • VII. Phyletic Development of the Markings of the Sphingidæ: Summary and Conclusion.
    • INTRODUCTION.
    • I. Ontogeny and Morphology of Sphinx-Markings.
    • II. Conclusions from Phylogeny.
    • III. Biological Value of Marking in General.
    • IV. Biological Value of Colour.
    • V. Biological Value of Special Markings.
    • VI. Objections to a Phyletic Vital Force.
    • VII. Phyletic Development of the Markings of the Sphingidæ: Summary and Conclusion.
    • II. ON PHYLETIC PARALLELISM IN METAMORPHIC SPECIES.
      • INTRODUCTION.
    • INTRODUCTION.
  • FOOTNOTES
  • Transcriber’s Notes
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