On the Origin of Species [NOOK Book]

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Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species", published on 24 November 1859, is a work of scientific literature which is considered to be the foundation of evolutionary biology. Its full title was On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. For the sixth edition of 1872, the short title was changed to "The Origin of Species". Darwin's book introduced the scientific theory that populations evolve over the course of generations through a ...
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Overview

Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species", published on 24 November 1859, is a work of scientific literature which is considered to be the foundation of evolutionary biology. Its full title was On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. For the sixth edition of 1872, the short title was changed to "The Origin of Species". Darwin's book introduced the scientific theory that populations evolve over the course of generations through a process of natural selection. It presented a body of evidence that the diversity of life arose by common descent through a branching pattern of evolution. Darwin included evidence that he had gathered on the Beagle expedition in the 1830s and his subsequent findings from research, correspondence, and experimentation.

The book was written for non-specialist readers and attracted widespread interest upon its publication. As Darwin was an eminent scientist, his findings were taken seriously and the evidence he presented generated scientific, philosophical, and religious discussion.
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  • BN ID: 2940013045477
  • Publisher: Seven Treasures Publications
  • Publication date: 8/24/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2010

    Darwin is right

    you may think you are right but the origin of life is simply another mystery scientists are looking into. However, the study done by Miller and Urey does prove that amino acids and other organic compounds can be formed by the conditions that Earth was in during its early years. Your entire post is completely stupid though because no where does Darwin say that there is no God, in fact Darwin believed in God. All Darwin wanted to say was that species evolve over time, a statement that has been proven.

    9 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 9, 2011

    Can't we all just get along?

    I am a Christian, a biologist, and I believe evolution happened and still happens. As an explanation for the origin of life Evolution fails entirely, but as an explanation for the diversity of species we have on earth today it's the only logical choice. Believe it or not there is a happy medium that is both logical and theological.

    6 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 17, 2009

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    Chas was correct

    Don't listen to that lunkhead below (conveniently anonymous). Charles was on the right track and the anon lunkhead is in no position to question his scientific expertise. S/he's no doubt an Evangelist or some other offshoot of Christianity trying to debunk the theory of evolution because it doesn't fit his/her belief in the mystical.

    Shoutout to Davo B!

    6 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 2, 2012

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    The Classic Masterpiece explaining the most important scientific theory of all time

    On the Origin of Species is Darwin's classic masterpiece, detailing his ideas on his theory of evolution, which is today the backbone of all modern biology. It has created an immense controversy since it's publication, attracting criticism from religious figures who felt threatened by the content. Today we know beyond all reasonable doubt the true account of how we came to be, thanks to one man, one scientist. There is no evidence against evolution. Since it's publication, a great many nobel prizes have been given for work on evolution, and none for creationism. If you can honestly assert that you do not accept the theory of evolution, I must urge you to purchase this book and read it for yourself. If you remain unconvinced, perhaps you are seeing something that the vast majority of scientists do not, and I would urge you to publish peer reviewed work of your reasoning.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2012

    Some things some people need to understand...

    First of all Darwin's intention was not to disprove the existence of God or Allah or Brahman or Bahaii or any go at aall. Darwin was a weak Atheist because scientists were still yet to discover abiogenesis so Darwin had no idea on what came first in fact im not sure if this is true but under these circumstances Darwin may have been a deist but i know little of his religious views. Darwin in his book is simply stating how a multitude of species could gradually evolve from a simple species over a long period of time. So to everyone who says this is rubbish I highly doubt your intelllect or recommend doing more research and finding the mountains of evidence to support his theory that he so beatifully and intricatly(I'm a little weak on spelling so forgive me i I spelled it wrong) crafted with such percision which at the time had very few evidence besides his own gathered evidence to support his theory that has led to much more evidence to support his theory.

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 20, 2012

    Love it: Must read!!!!

    Charles Darwin is awesome. One of my schoolmates meantioned it and it wes lovely. I live in the city in L.A., so it is hard to get authentic book that explains life to me cleraly. Thanks Charles darwin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2012

    If you aren't educated enough to understand what Darwin is saying, you probably will not believe this book.

    You have to at least had a secular college level zoology class to understand the premise of this book. Since the 1960s many imtermediate fossils have been found, many in the ape to human evolutionary line. Look at wolves to dogs. Look at wild oxen to modern domestic bovines.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2012

    Fascinating discussion.

    As a young earth creationist, I don't agree with Mr. Darwin on many things, and I believe that modern evidence (fossils, thermodynamics, lack of causal action or explanation of beginning material in evolution) disproves his theory. The Bible does have the best explanation of the facts. Still a very interesting book.

    2 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2012

    K

    If there were the slightest possibility of evolution, then why have we not found any link fossils? Lucy was not one of them! They found her "remains" spread over a mile apart! She was actually a pigmy chimp! And the nebraska man! Ha they found a tooth, thought it was one of our ancestors, and found out it was a pig tooth.... People have dug bones out of graves to make it look like a hu,an ancestors fossil...rediculous.

    2 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 11, 2011

    what came first?

    There are three parts to cell replication. If I've got this right, the RNA duplicates itself become DNA which then Causes Protine sinthisis, Which then creates the RNA to duplicate again. so what came first? RNA, DNA, or Protine sinthisis.

    2 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2013

    Beware of making this purchase

    When I ordered this book, it came up on my Nook as the book "Your Guide to Flatter Abs; Tips That Work." Yes, really. I had to call customer serivice and they were able to eventually send the The Orgin of Species to my Nook. Buyer Beware!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2013

    Good bbook. I agree with the ideals.

    I was sitting at the bus stop the other day when this annoying I missionary comes over and bugs me! I almost said f you to her but i am very nice and faked listened to her instead. But when she left i tore up the pamphlet she gave me. Those jehovoahs witness missionarys are a bunch of dumbheads who take pleasure in annoying people. They have no life so they ruin other peoples instead. Dont take that the wrong way i am tolerant with religous people but when they bother ME i have every right to be irritated..... this is off topic...isnt it? Grrrr.

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    Too manytyppo Too many typos!

    Too many typos!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

    Insightful material for the knowledge seeker

    For anyone wanting to learn about evolution and Darwin's ideas.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2012

    DO NOT LISTEN (July18)

    Unless you are Tim Tebow, be quiet. Ever hear of hindus?

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    Dont listen to the post from (July 18 2011)

    This a is a wonderful book explaining the diversity and evolution of life. Dont think he was athist or anything because what he wrote is contrevercial to your beliefs ... if you dont believe this is corect your wrong :p

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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