The Origin of Species (Google eBook)
Introduction by Edward J. Larson
Perhaps the most readable and accessible of the great works of scientific inquiry, The Origin of Species sold out its first printing on the very day it was published in 1859. Theologians quickly labeled Charles Darwin the most dangerous man in England and, as the Saturday Review noted, the uproar over the book quickly “passed beyond the bounds of the study and lecture-room into the drawing-room and the public street.” Based largely on Darwin’s experience as a naturalist while on a five-year voyage aboard H. M. S. Beagle, The Origin of Species set forth a theory of evolution and natural selection that challenged contemporary beliefs about divine providence and the immutability of species. This Modern Library edition includes a Foreword by the Pulitzer Prize–winning science historian Edward J. Larson, an introductory historical sketch, and a glossary Darwin later added to the original text.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: The Origin of SpeciesUser Review - Henry - Goodreads
Very interesting to see Darwin describe the original concept of evolution by natural selection. Our perspective has obviously grown much more sophisticated today, as even someone who is very much a ... Read full review
The BIBLE of BiologyUser Review - Preyas Pandya - Flipkart
A must have for every biology student. Charles Darwin has been an inspiration for aspiring biologists like me and several others. This book is a high level book and include all the meticulously researched and proven principles of evolution as suggested by Sir Charles Darwin. Amazing Book! Read full review
On the Imperfection of the Geological Record
On the Geological Succession of Organic Beings
Geographical Distribution continued
Recapitulation and Conclusion