The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

The Origin of Species

byCharles Darwin

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It took Charles Darwin more than twenty years to publish this book, in part because he realized that it would ignite a firestorm of controversy. On the Origin of Species first appeared in 1859, and it remains a continuing source of conflict to this day. Even among those who reject its ideas, however, the work's impact is undeniable. In science, philosophy, and theology, this is a book that changed the world.

In addition to its status as the focus of a dramatic turning point in scientific thought, On the Origin of Species stands as a remarkably readable study. Carefully reasoned and well-documented in its arguments, the work offers coherent views of natural selection, adaptation, the struggle for existence, survival of the fittest, and other concepts that form the foundation of modern evolutionary theory.

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Title:The Origin of SpeciesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 18, 2014Publisher:General PressLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Reading The first impression is awkward; it looks like a dejavu, since I have read much of the argument line in other text. Nevertheless, this is the source, not the plagiarist. All in all, it is a very pleasant and striking reading.
Date published: 2015-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love Darwin I love Darwin, his theory and I love this book....I do not need to explain why I gave this 5 star rating.
Date published: 2015-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Reading this book carefully is a long task, but enlightening. Darwin's scientific argument is multifaceted and excellently laid out.
Date published: 2015-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Read If you have any interest in the theory of evolution or anthropology this is a must read. Its long and I zoned out a couple of times, but the information is fascinating and gave me a deeper understanding on how the theory has grown and the methods used to validate his findings. Charles Darwin is a hero of mine and I look forward to reading his other work.
Date published: 2015-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Darwin was the best Darwin detailed his theory of evolution in this book. Using many examples and facts, he illustrated that over long periods of time, species would diversify, and the bets varieties would thrive, becoming new species, and supplanting their ancestors. His book, though certainly written for contemporary naturalists, still resonates with truth today. The points he uses to prove his theory are still used today. Darwin revealed to humanity how we have came to be through this book.
Date published: 2015-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Stars Dr. Darwin is a three-star author at best, but is surely a ten-star scientist. If you're looking for a consuming story with twists, turns, and drama, this certainly isn't the book for you. However, if you seek to understand the life on this planet, this book is a must. Many of the theories have been updated and augmented with modern evidence and technology, but reading the foundational work on evolution is paramount in understanding biology today.
Date published: 2015-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Read This book is such a monolith from the 19th century that I was astounded to find it written in clear, simple and engaging language.
Date published: 2015-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book is a masterpiece! I was somewhat skeptical about reading this book. It was so long ago, so much more research has been done, the theory has been elucidated, clarified, progressed. It is one of the best constructed arguments I have ever read. The thoroughness, the abundance of supporting evidence, the range of disciplines explored all make this an exceptional piece of work that should be required reading for, at the very least, every biology student, and probably anyone interested in how to construct and present an idea.
Date published: 2015-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love Science I may be a little biased (I love science), but On the Origin of Species is mind blowing. Not only are Darwin's ideas on natural selection revolutionary, but just the way he lays them out. It's hard for me to imagine reading Darwin at the time, but the way he structures his argument leaves little room for an alternative: when you break the process of natural selection down to its constituent parts it's just the way the natural world works. Even when Darwin's wrong (kin selection, other niche cases), he's nearly right! Without any knowledge of genetics, Darwin get's pretty close at reasoning out evolutionary cases we know to be true with copious (perhaps excessive observations) and reason. Everyone should read On the Origin of Species. It should be mandatory reading in schools.
Date published: 2015-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm very glad I read it! I wasn't quite sure what I expected from this book, but I finished feeling that the author had made a persuasive case for microevolution; that is, white rabbits will probably survive better in a snowy environment that dark colored rabbits. This is admitted by most as intraspecies variation, rather than a new species. He admits that the lack of fossil remains of intermediate forms is a problem, and I'm not sure I understand his argument that supposedly mitigates this problem. I also got the impression that the author was a believer in God and that his scientific investigations caused him some significant conflict with his faith. I'm very glad I read it, and I recommend it, especially to believers.
Date published: 2015-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interesting book When I was presented the Bible at an early age I should have been presented this book. Along with those books, I should have been presented this book, "Our bodies, Ourselves". Again facts and science win me over again. The religious people in my background spent too much time keeping me in the dark about too many simple scientific facts making life a lot more complex than it needed to be...
Date published: 2015-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful edition. Full of excellent content. The first impression is awkward; it looks like a dejavu, since I have read much of the argument line in other text. Nevertheless, this is the source, not the plagiarist. All in all, it is a very pleasant and striking reading.
Date published: 2015-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Read Reading this book carefully is a long task, but enlightening. Darwin's scientific argument is multifaceted and excellently laid out.
Date published: 2015-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Book If you love biology, history, research, and science, this is a wonderful view into the origin of today's scientific approach.
Date published: 2015-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A beautiful work of rational induction The biological theories of the origin of species is well known in the modern world, however even without reading in for the revolutionary influence in the scientific field, the great example of the rational induction is worthy of putting serious effort in reading it for this skill is useful for life.
Date published: 2015-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Always improving in all ways… As biology major how could you not love Origin of the Species by Darwin. Love the price too, this is a classic work that in my opinion every student of the biological sciences should familiarize themselves with intimately.
Date published: 2015-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Love Darwin!! I love Darwin, his theory and his books!!! I do not need to explain why I gave this book 5 star rating.
Date published: 2015-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Most Informative Read! This is a fascinating book by an extraordinary man. Anyone with the slightest interest in the evolution of nature and advanced thinking of Darwin would find this a compelling read.
Date published: 2015-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great READ… Although the material is dated and has been expounded upon since the late 1800's, this book is seminal and an easy read.
Date published: 2015-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Read! A must read for anyone interested in a through approach for thinking about life! A must read for every Darwin's lover.
Date published: 2015-04-13