Origin of Species

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Simon and Schuster, Dec 10, 2012 - Science - 109 pages
The Origin of Species is the landmark book that, for better or worse, puts science and religion at odds. Very few people have read this book and come away not believing in evolution. The detail of research is even by today's standards stunning; and the writing is still eminently readable. Second only to the Bible in its scope of influence, this book is a pertinent today as when it was first written.
 

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User Review  - authorjanebnight - LibraryThing

Rating this was not easy. I think this book is a 5 star for importance however this was a tough book to trudge through. I listened to it on audio and I don't think I could have finished it otherwise. Read full review

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I became vexed by the title, On the Origin of Species, right from the start. Just what, precisely, is a species? What’s more, no matter how we state our modern definition, what did the word mean to ... Read full review

Contents

An Historical Sketch
5
Introduction
19
Variation Under Domestication
27
Variation Under Nature
67
Struggle for Existence
84
Difficulties on Theory
203
Instinct
241
Hybridism
280
of Organic Beings
349
Geographical Distribution
385
Recapitulation and Conclusion
504
Glossary
537
Notes
561
Interpretive Notes
577
Critical Excerpts
583
Questions for Discussion
595

On the Imperfection
315

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