On The Origin Of Species by Charles DarwinOn The Origin Of Species by Charles Darwin

On The Origin Of Species

byCharles DarwinIntroduction byWilliam BynumNotes byWilliam Bynum

Paperback | October 27, 2009

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Charles Darwin's seminal formulation of the theory of Evolution, On the Origin of Species continues to be as controversial today as when it was first published.

Written for a general readership, On the Origin of Species sold out on the day of its publication and has remained in print ever since. Instantly and persistently controversial, the concept of natural selection transformed scientific analysis about all life on Earth. Before the Origin of Species, accepted thinking held that life was the static and perfect creation of God. By a single, systematic argument Darwin called this view into question. His ideas have affected public perception of everything from religion to economics. William Bynum's introduction discusses Darwin's life, the publication and reception of the themes of On the Origin of Species, and the subsequent development of its major themes. The new edition also includes brief biographies of some of the most important scientific thinkers leading up to and surrounding the Origin of Species, suggested further reading, notes and a chronology.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Charles Darwin, a Victorian scientist and naturalist, has become one of the most famous figures of science to date. Born in 1809 to an upper-middle-class medical family, he was destined for a career in either medicine or the Anglican Church. However, he never completed his medical education and his future changed entirely in 1831 when ...
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Title:On The Origin Of SpeciesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 7.8 × 5.13 × 1.01 inPublished:October 27, 2009Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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Date published: 2017-08-17
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Date published: 2017-07-01
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Date published: 2017-05-05
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Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read it. If you're at all interested in biology or your own origins read this book and Darwin's "Decent of Man".
Date published: 2017-03-26
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Date published: 2017-03-21
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Date published: 2016-12-09
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