The Formation of Vegetable Moulds through the Action of Worms with Observations on their Habits

Charles DARWIN (1809 - 1882)

Charles Darwin LL.B F.R.S was the discoverer of evolution and argued the role of "natural selection" in directing the evolution of species. Darwin also had an interest in the formation of soils (moulds) that began relatively early in his life, with a paper "On the Formation of Vegetable Moulds" delivered to the Geological Society of London in 1937. Darwin's last book, The Formation of Vegetable Moulds through the Action of Worms with Observations on their Habits, was completed in 1881. (Summary by gailtv)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Science

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 01 Habits of worms - part 1 Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 02 Habits of worms - part 2 Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 03 Habits of worms--continued - part 1 Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 04 Habits of worms--continued - part 2 Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 05 Habits of worms--continued - part 3 Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 06 The amount of fine earth brought up by worms to the surface - part 1 Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 07 The amount of fine earth brought up by worms to the surface - part 2 Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 08 The part which worms have played in the burial of ancient buildings - part 1 Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 09 The part which worms have played in the burial of ancient buildings - part 2 Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 10 The part which worms have played in the burial of ancient buildings - part 3 Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 11 The action of worms in the denudation of the land - part 1 Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 12 The action of worms in the denudation of the land - part 2 Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 13 The denudation of the land - continued - part 1 Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 14 The denudation of the land - continued - part 2 Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 15 Conclusion Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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