The Origin of Species

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Kessinger Publishing, Jan 1, 2004 - Science - 560 pages
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Contents: Editor's Introduction; Historical Sketch; Variation Under Domestication; Variation Under Nature; Struggle for Existence; Natural Selection or the Survival of the Fittest; Laws of Variation; Difficulties of the Theory; Miscellaneous Objections to the Theory of Natural Selection; Instinct; Hybridism; On the Imperfections of the Geological Record; On the Geological Succession of Organic Beings; Geographical Distribution; Mutual Affinities of Organic Beings; Recapitulation and Conclusion.

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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.

Charles W. Eliot (1834-1926) was president of Harvard University for 40 years. He lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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