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Darwin, Charles, On the origin of species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life, first edition, John Murray, London,1859, page {{{page}}}.

Template: Origin of Species
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Template Parameters
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Name Purpose Required? SMW property Comment
edition Edition of the book no Defaults to first edition. See below for a list
page Page number yes
name Reference name no Per the name parameter in {{ref}}
brief Indicate to use a brief version of the reference no See below

This template provides a footnote reference for Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species. It includes a link to the specified page of the specified edition of his book, on the The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online site.

Brief version

If the brief parameter is used (i.e. any value is supplied), then a brief version of the reference is generated:

Darwin, Charles, 1859, page 6.

(Although not shown here, the page number is linked, like a full reference.)


The following editions are linked. The first column is the value to give to the edition parameter. Only the pages shown are linked. This excludes pages i, ii, etc., as well as pages in the "List of works" at the end of some editions (although you can link to the latter by fudging the page number). Except where noted, the links are to a page showing the text next to an image of the page.

Parameter Edition Pages
1 first edition 1—502
2 second edition 1—502
1US first U.S. edition 1—502 Page images only
3 third edition 1—538
4 fourth edition 1—593
5 fifth edition 1—596
6 sixth edition 1—458
6+ sixth edition with additions and corrections 1—458
Data block

The data block below can be copied to the page required to save typing it out.

If a parameter in the data block below has a hash character (#), this indicates that the template supplies a default if the parameter is not supplied. Remove the hash if you want to supply a value to this parameter. See Data block on the Template style manual page for more information.

{{Origin of Species|edition=|page=|#name=|brief=}}
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