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Title:
The origin of species : complete and fully illustrated
Uniform Title:
On the origin of species
ISBN:
9780517123201
Publication Information:
New York : Gramercy Books, c1979.
Physical Description:
ix, 459 p., [26] leaves of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
General Note:
Reprint of the 1976 issue of the 1968 ed. published by Penguin Books, Baltimore; with new foreword.

Originally published in 1859 by J. Murray, London, under title: On the origin of species by means of natural selection.
Summary:
This edition includes the complete text of Darwin's original and groundbreaking work on natural history, evolution, and natural selection, and features 90 black-and-white engraved illustrations available in no other edition.
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Summary

In The Origin of Species (1859) Darwin challenged many of the most deeply-held beliefs of the Western world. Arguing for a material, not divine, origin of species, he showed that new species are achieved by "natural selection." The Origin communicates the enthusiasm of original thinking in an open, descriptive style, and Darwin's emphasis on the value of diversity speaks more strongly now than ever. As well as a stimulating introduction and detailed notes, this edition offers a register of the many writers referred to by Darwin in the text.


Author Notes

Charles Robert Darwin, born in 1809, was an English naturalist who founded the theory of Darwinism, the belief in evolution as determined by natural selection. Although Darwin studied medicine at Edinburgh University, and then studied at Cambridge University to become a minister, he had been interested in natural history all his life. His grandfather, Erasmus Darwin, was a noted English poet, physician, and botanist who was interested in evolutionary development.

Darwin's works have had an incalculable effect on all aspects of the modern thought. Darwin's most famous and influential work, On the Origin of Species, provoked immediate controversy.

Darwin's other books include Zoology of the Voyage of the Beagle, The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex.

Charles Darwin died in 1882.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
Note on the Textp. xxix
Select Bibliographyp. xxx
A Chronology of Charles Darwinp. xxxi
The Origin of Speciesp. 1
Appendix 1 Register of Writersp. 397
Appendix 1 Glossaryp. 410
Indexp. 427