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Charles Darwin Tree Of Life Sketch T-Shirt

Charles Darwin Tree Of Life Sketch T-Shirt
Reproduced from a sketch from Charles Darwin's 1837 notebooks, this design shows Darwin's first known representation of what has since become known as the evolutionary "Tree of Life". Above the diagram Darwin has written the words "I think". In "On The Origin of Species" Darwin explained his theory thus: "From the first growth of the tree, many a limb and branch has decayed and dropped off; and these fallen branches of various sizes may represent those whole orders, families, and genera which have now no living representatives, and which are known to us only in a fossil state. As we here and there see a thin straggling branch springing from, a fork low down in a tree, and which by some chance has been favoured and is still alive on its summit, so we occasionally see an animal like the Ornithorhynchus or Lepidosiren, which in some small degree connects by its affinities two large branches of life, and which has apparently been saved from fatal competition by having inhabited a protected station. As buds give rise by growth to fresh buds, and these, if vigorous, branch out and overtop on all sides many a feebler branch, so by generation I believe it has been with the great Tree of Life, which fills with its dead and broken branches the crust of the earth, and covers the surface with its ever branching and beautiful ramifications."
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Reproduced from a sketch from Charles Darwin's 1837 notebooks, this design shows Darwin's first known representation of what has since become known as the evolutionary "Tree of Life". Above the diagram Darwin has written the words "I think". In "On The Origin of Species" Darwin explained his theory thus: "From the first growth of the tree, many a limb and branch has decayed and dropped off; and these fallen branches of various sizes may represent those whole orders, families, and genera which have now no living representatives, and which are known to us only in a fossil state. As we here and there see a thin straggling branch springing from, a fork low down in a tree, and which by some chance has been favoured and is still alive on its summit, so we occasionally see an animal like the Ornithorhynchus or Lepidosiren, which in some small degree connects by its affinities two large branches of life, and which has apparently been saved from fatal competition by having inhabited a protected station. As buds give rise by growth to fresh buds, and these, if vigorous, branch out and overtop on all sides many a feebler branch, so by generation I believe it has been with the great Tree of Life, which fills with its dead and broken branches the crust of the earth, and covers the surface with its ever branching and beautiful ramifications."
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Size Guide (N.b. all sizes are approximate)
SizeTo Fit ChestHeightWidth
Small38-40" (100cm)27.2" (69cm)19.7" (50cm)
Medium 41-42" (105cm)28.3" (72cm)20.9" (53cm)
Large43-44" (110cm)29.1" (74cm)22" (56cm)
Extra Large45-46" (116cm)29.9" (76cm)23.2" (59cm)
XXL 47-48" (121cm)20.7" (78cm)24.4" (62cm)
3XL49-50" (126cm)31.5" (80cm)25.6" (65cm)
4XL51-52" (131cm)32.3" (82cm)26.8" (68cm)
5XL53-54" (136cm)33.1" (84cm)28" (71cm)
(Height = top of collar to bottom of garment; Width = armpit to armpit)
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Size Guide (N.b. all sizes are approximate)
SizeTo Fit ChestHeightWidth
Size 8 (S)33" (83cm)23.2" (59cm)16.9" (43cm)
Size 10 (M)35" (88cm)23.6" (60cm)18.1" (46cm)
Size 12 (L)37" (93cm)24" (61cm)19.3" (49cm)
Size 14 (XL)39" (98cm)24.4" (62cm)20.5" (52cm)
Size 16 (XXL)41" (103cm)24.8" (63cm)21.7" (55cm)
(Height = top of collar to bottom of garment; Width = armpit to armpit)
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Size Guide (N.b. all sizes are approximate)
SizeTo Fit ChestHeightWidth
1-2 Years24"15.7" (40cm)12.6" (32cm)
3-4 Years26"16.9" (43cm)13.8" (35cm)
5-6 Years28"17.7" (45cm)15" (38cm)
7-8 Years30"19.3" (49cm)15.7" (40cm)
9-10 Years33"20.9" (53cm)17.3" (44cm)
11-12 Years37"23.6" (60cm)19" (48cm)
(Height = top of collar to bottom of garment; Width = armpit to armpit)
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Size Guide (N.b. all sizes are approximate)
SizeTo Fit ChestHeightWidth
Small37-38" (95cm)26.8" (68cm)19.7" (50cm)
Medium39-40" (100cm)28" (71cm)20.9" (53cm)
Large41-42" (105cm)28.7" (73cm)22" (56cm)
Extra Large43-44" (110cm)29.5" (75cm)23.2" (59cm)
XXL45-46" (116cm)30.2" (77cm)24.4" (62cm)
(Height = top of collar to bottom of garment; Width = armpit to armpit)
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Size Guide (N.b. all sizes are approximate)
SizeTo Fit ChestHeightWidth
Small37"-38"25" (64cm)19.5" (50cm)
Medium39"-40"25.5" (65cm)21.5" (54cm)
Large41"-42"26.5" (67cm)22.5" (57cm)
Extra Large43"-44"27" (69cm)23" (59cm)
XXL45"-46"27.5" (70cm)25" (64cm)
3XL47"-48"28" (72cm)26" (66cm)
4XL49"-50"28.5" (73cm)27" (69cm)
5XL51"-55"29.5" (75cm)28" (71cm)
(Height = top of collar to bottom of garment; Width = armpit to armpit)
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Size Guide (N.b. all sizes are approximate)
SizeTo Fit ChestHeightWidth
Small37"-38"26" (66cm)20.5" (52cm)
Medium39"-40"26.8" (68cm)21.7" (55cm)
Large41"-42"27.6" (70cm)22.8" (58cm)
Extra Large43"-44"28.3" (72cm)24" (61cm)
XXL45"-46"29.1" (74cm)25.2" (64cm)
3XL47"-48"29.9" (76cm)26.4" (67cm)
4XL49"-50"30.7" (78cm)27.6" (70cm)
5XL51"-55"31.5" (80cm)28.7" (73cm)
(Height = top of collar to bottom of garment; Width = armpit to armpit)
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