Natural Selection

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Bibliolis Books, 2010 - Nature - 220 pages
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Few books have changed the course of civilization as much as Charles Darwin's groundbreaking The Origin of the Species. Assembled from Darwin's voyage aboard the Beagle in the early 1800s, the book covers an analysis of his observations, experiments and research that changed the way we think about evolution and our own origins. Natural Selection covers this essential part of Darwin's larger work, but it alone led Thomas Huxley, English biologist, to remark to himself, "How extremely stupid not to have thought of that!" Natural Selection is made all the more remarkable in that its theories were so advanced for their time that science could not prove them until the emergence of modern evolutionary synthesis between the 1930s and 1950s, almost a century after the book was first published.

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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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