The Origin of Species

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P. F. Collier & Son, 1909 - Evolution - 551 pages
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First published in 1859, this landmark book on evolutionary biology was not the first to deal with the subject, but it went on to become a sensation—and a controversial one for many religious people who could not reconcile Darwin’s science with their faith. Darwin worked on the book for over 20 years before its publication. The radical crux of his scientific theory was the idea of natural selection, which meant that chance, not a divine Creator, played a great role in humanity's advancement and that individuals who weren't physically able to adapt with the greater populace died off.
 

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On the Origin of Species: The Illustrated Edition

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As a milestone not only in the history of science but also in cultural history, On the Origin of Species belongs in every library, high school and above. Nature writer Quammen (The Reluctant Mr ... Read full review

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Absolutely dreadful version of a wonderful book. I'm rather ashamed to own this version but I was given it free by some religious types (I'm being polite here). The part of the book that actually is ... Read full review

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