The origin of species by means of natural selection: or, The preservation of favored races in the struggle for life

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AMS Press, 1972 - 502 pages
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Just thick prose, and nothing all that interesting yet. - Goodreads
Very difficult to read, however interesting. - Goodreads
He is a beautiful writer with a brilliant mind. - Goodreads
Beautiful insight, and many illustrative examples. - Goodreads
Hard to read for long periods of time, but interesting. - Goodreads
This is Darwin's most famous piece of writing. - Goodreads

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This book is of course revelatory, but that realization is largely lost on audiences these days because Darwin's ideas are so basically accepted in our society that there is no surprise. At the start ... Read full review

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On the slow and successive appearance of new speciesOn their
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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.

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