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Man's Place in the Universe A Study of the Results of Scientific Research in Relation to the Unity or Plurality of Worlds, 3rd Edition

By Alfred Russel Wallace
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  • MAN'S PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE
  • BY
  • ALFRED R. WALLACE
    • THIRD EDITION
    • LONDON CHAPMAN AND HALL LIMITED 1904
  • PREFACE
  • CONTENTS
  • MAN'S PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE
  • CHAPTER I
    • EARLY IDEAS AS TO THE UNIVERSE AND ITS
    • RELATION TO MAN
  • CHAPTER II
    • MODERN IDEAS AS TO MAN'S RELATION TO THE UNIVERSE
  • CHAPTER III
    • THE NEW ASTRONOMY
  • CHAPTER IV
    • THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE STARS
  • CHAPTER V
    • DISTANCE OF THE STARS—THE SUN'S MOTION
    • THROUGH SPACE
  • CHAPTER VI
    • THE UNITY AND EVOLUTION OF THE STAR SYSTEM
  • CHAPTER VII
    • ARE THE STARS INFINITE IN NUMBER?
  • CHAPTER VIII
    • OUR RELATION TO THE MILKY WAY
  • CHAPTER IX
    • THE UNIFORMITY OF MATTER AND ITS LAWS THROUGHOUT
    • THE STELLAR UNIVERSE
  • CHAPTER X
    • THE ESSENTIAL CHARACTERS OF THE LIVING ORGANISM
  • CHAPTER XI
    • THE PHYSICAL CONDITIONS ESSENTIAL FOR
    • ORGANIC LIFE
  • CHAPTER XII
    • THE EARTH IN ITS RELATION TO THE DEVELOPMENT
    • AND MAINTENANCE OF LIFE
  • CHAPTER XIII
    • THE EARTH IN RELATION TO LIFE: ATMOSPHERIC
    • CONDITIONS
  • CHAPTER XIV
    • THE EARTH IS THE ONLY HABITABLE PLANET IN
    • THE SOLAR SYSTEM
  • CHAPTER XV
    • THE STARS—HAVE THEY PLANETARY SYSTEMS?
    • ARE THEY BENEFICIAL TO US?
  • CHAPTER XVI
    • STABILITY OF THE STAR-SYSTEM: IMPORTANCE OF OUR
    • CENTRAL POSITION: SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
  • INDEX
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • WORKS BY THE SAME AUTHOR.
  • Transcriber's Notes
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