On the Origin of Species
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By (author) Charles Darwin
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On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
Book DescriptionIt is now fully recognized that the publication of Charles Darwin s "Origin of Species" in 1859 brought about a revolution in man s attitude toward life and his own place in the universe. This work is rightly regarded as one of the most important books ever published, and a knowledge of it should be part of the intellectual equipment of every educated person. The book remains surprisingly modern in its assertions and is also remarkably accessible to the layman, much more so than recent treatises necessarily encumbered with technical language and professional jargon. This first edition had a freshness and uncompromising directness that were considerably weakened in later editions, and yet nearly all available reprints of the work are based on the greatly modified sixth edition of 1872. In the only other modern reprinting of the first edition, the pagination was changed, so that it is impossible to give page references to significant passages in the original. Clearly this facsimile reprint of the momentous first edition fills a need for scholars and general readers alike."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674637528
(210mm x 140mm x 35mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1975
Country of Publication: United States
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On the Origin of Species, Hardback (January 2017)
In The Origin of Species Darwin outlined his theory of evolution, which proposed that species had been evolving and differentiating over time under the influence of natural selection. On its publication it became hugely influential, bringing about a seismic shift in the scientific view of humanity's place in the world.
Darwin and Women, Hardback (January 2017)
A selection of correspondence, much previously unpublished, between Darwin and women in his circle, both family members and colleagues.
Correspondence of Charles Darwin, Hardback (December 2016)
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Correspondence of Charles Darwin: Volume 23, 1875, Hardback (December 2015)» View all books by Charles Darwin
Letters from 1875, when Darwin published Insectivorous plants and began work on Cross and self fertilisation in the vegetable kingdom.
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