Darwin-Hooker Letters : Letter from Darwin, C. R. to Hooker, J. D. on 31 Dec 1858 : 1r

'Darwin, C. R.'

Darwin-Hooker Letters

Replies at length to Hooker's worried reaction to his comments on lowness of Australian plants. Darwin distinguishes between 'competitive highness', i.e., which fauna would be exterminated and which survive if two faunas were placed in competition, and ordinary 'highness' of classification.

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