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
This was hard to read. - Goodreads
And his writing style is not concise or easy to follow. - Goodreads
Beautiful insight, and many illustrative examples. - Goodreads
Very difficult to read, however interesting. - Goodreads
He then moves on to explain natural selection. - Goodreads

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I read Origin after being inspired by Richard Dawkins' love of Darwin (even if you hate Dawkin's, a position which would be quite understandable, it's difficult not to be charmed by his affection for ... Read full review

Review: The Origin of Species

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simply put, a vital and important book; one everyone ought to have on their own good books book shelf. Read Dawkins for up to date evolutionary biology - read Mr Darwin for the beginning of enlightenment. 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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