The Origin of Species and the Voyage of the Beagle (Google eBook)

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Random House, Jan 1, 2009 - Science - 992 pages
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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY DARWIN'S GREAT-GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER, RUTH PADEL

When the eminent naturalist Charles Darwin returned from South America on board the H.M.S Beagle in 1836, he brought with him the notes and evidence which would form the basis of his landmark theory of evolution of species by a process of natural selection. This theory, published as The Origin of Species in 1859, is the basis of modern biology and the concept of biodiversity. It also sparked a fierce scientific, religious and philosophical debate which still continues today.

  

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User Review  - Charlie - Goodreads

Charles Darwin is brilliant. What an amazing story. A Journey around parts of the world through the eyes of an incredibly smart man. I truly enjoyed this. He is a philosopher of Science. He makes very logical points and backs them with the facts. Read full review

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Contents

PREFACE
POSTSCRIPT
CHAPTER IST JAGO CAPE DE VERD ISLANDS
CHAPTER II RIO DE JANEIRO
CHAPTER III MALDONADO
CHAPTER IVRIO NEGRO TO BAHIABLANCA
CHAPTER V BAHIA BLANCA
CHAPTER VI BAHIA BLANCA TO BUENOS AYRES
ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES
AN HISTORICAL SKETCH
AUTHORS INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER IVARIATION UNDER DOMESTICATION
CHAPTER II VARIATION UNDER NATURE
CHAPTER IIISTRUGGLE FOR EXISTENCE
CHAPTER IV NATURAL SELECTION
CHAPTER VLAWSOF VARIATION

CHAPTER VII BUENOS AYRES TO ST FÉ
CHAPTER VIII BANDA ORIENTAL AND PATAGONIA
CHAPTER IX SANTA CRUZ PATAGONIA AND THE FALKLAND ISLANDS
CHAPTER X TIERRA DEL FUEGO
CHAPTER XI STRAIT OF MAGELLAN CLIMATE OF THE SOUTHERN COASTS
CHAPTER XII CENTRAL CHILE
CHAPTER XIII CHILOE AND CHONOS ISLANDS
GREAT EARTHQUAKE
CHAPTER XV PASSAGE OF THE CORDILLERA
CHAPTER XVI NORTHERN CHILE AND PERU
CHAPTER XVIIGALAPAGOS ARCHIPELAGO
CHAPTER XVIII TAHITI AND NEW ZEALAND
CHAPTER XIX AUSTRALIA
CORAL FORMATIONS
CHAPTER XXIMAURITIUS TO ENGLAND
CHAPTER VI DIFFICULTIES ON THEORY
CHAPTER VII INSTINCT
CHAPTER VIIIHYBRIDISM
CHAPTER IX ON THE IMPERFECTION OF THE GEOLOGICAL RECORD
CHAPTER X ON THE GEOLOGICAL SUCCESSION OF ORGANIC BEINGS
CHAPTER XI GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION
CHAPTER XII GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION continued
MORPHOLOGY EMBRYOLOGY RUDIMENTARY ORGANS
CHAPTER XIVRECAPITULATION AND CONCLUSION
GLOSSARY OF THE PRINCIPAL SCIENTIFIC TERMS USED IN THE PRESENT VOLUME4
INDEXES
INDEX TO THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES
Footnotes
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Charles Darwin was born on February 12, 1809 in Shropshire, England. He was educated at Edinburgh University and Christ's College, Cambridge. Between 1831 and 1836 he travelled in South America aboard the H.M.S Beagle to explore the geology and natural history of the area, and published his journal of findings in 1839. His most famous book On the Origin of the Species by Means of Natural Selection, appeared in 1859 and is arguably one of the most important scientific works ever published. The theories of evolution and natural selection proposed in this book and The Descent of Man (1871) are still the subject of intense debate and scrutiny today. Charles Darwin died on 19 April, 1882 and was buried in Westminster Abbey.

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