On the Origin of Species: By Means of Natural Selection
  • On the Origin of Species: By Means of Natural Selection
  • On the Origin of Species: By Means of Natural Selection

On the Origin of Species: By Means of Natural Selection

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by Charles Darwin
     
 


"The Origin is one of the most important books ever published, and a knowledge of it should be a part of the intellectual equipment of every educated person. . . . The book will endure in future ages so long as a knowledge of science persists among mankind." — Nature
It took Charles Darwin more than twenty years to publish this book, in partSee more details below

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"The Origin is one of the most important books ever published, and a knowledge of it should be a part of the intellectual equipment of every educated person. . . . The book will endure in future ages so long as a knowledge of science persists among mankind." — Nature
It took Charles Darwin more than twenty years to publish this book, in part because he realized that it would ignite a firestorm of controversy. On the Origin of Species first appeared in 1859, and it remains a continuing source of conflict to this day. Even among those who reject its ideas, however, the work's impact is undeniable. In science, philosophy, and theology, this is a book that changed the world.
In addition to its status as the focus of a dramatic turning point in scientific thought, On the Origin of Species stands as a remarkably readable study. Carefully reasoned and well-documented in its arguments, the work offers coherent views of natural selection, adaptation, the struggle for existence, survival of the fittest, and other concepts that form the foundation of modern evolutionary theory. This volume is a reprint of the critically acclaimed first edition.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486450063
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
06/23/2006
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions Series
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
251,533
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Dover Edition
Introduction
CHAPTER I. Variation under Domestication.
CHAPTER II. Variation under Nature.
CHAPTER III. Struggle for Existence.
CHAPTER IV. Natural Selection.
CHAPTER V. Laws of Variation.
CHAPTER VI. Difficulties on Theory.
CHAPTER VII. Instinct.
CHAPTER VIII. Hybridism.
CHAPTER IX. On the Imperfection of the Geological Record.
CHAPTER X. On the Geological Succession of Organic Beings.
CHAPTER XI. Geographical Distribution.
CHAPTER XII. Geographical Distribution--continued.
CHAPTER XIII. Mutual Affinities of Organic Beings: Morphology: Embryology: Rudimentary Organs.
CHAPTER XIV. Recapitulation and Conclusion.
Index

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