The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection

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Adegi Graphics LLC, 2000 - Evolution (Biology) - 484 pages
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This Elibron Classics title is a reprint of the original edition published by John Murray, 1875, London

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Mortimer J. Adler did a terriffic service compiling the classic works of westers literature, science, and philosophy for all to read, in their origional form, not at all dumbing them down. Read full review

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One of the most powerful analogies in scientific history: The comparison of the work of nature with that of human breeding of plants and animals. Combining this with the view that the earth is much ... Read full review

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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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