The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection: Or, the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life

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Echo Library, 2006 - Science - 608 pages
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Superb new edition of the book that revolutionized the study of biology and permanently altered man's idea of his earthly origins. Distinguished as one of the most readable and accessible works of the scientific imagination ever written. 90 black-and-white illustrations.

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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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This book was a slog to get through. I read it simply for the fact that I felt it is one of those books from history that I should read. The writing however, was just not entertaining and ... 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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