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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Review: On Natural Selection

User Review  - GONZA - Goodreads

Reread only the 4th chapter for my MOOC: We have reason to believe, as stated in the first chapter, that a change in the conditions of life, by specially acting on the reproductive system, causes or ... Read full review

Review: On Natural Selection

User Review  - Marcus - Goodreads

Elegant, compelling, astounding...a beautiful mind flowering. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Natural Selection or the Survival of the Fittest
27
Laws of Variation
90
Difficulties of the Theory
129
Conclusion
178
Copyright

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Charles Darwin was an English naturalist and author best-known for his revolutionary theories on the origin of species, human evolution, and natural selection. A life-long interest in the natural world led Darwin to neglect his medical studies and instead embark on a five-year scientific voyage on the HMS Beagle, where he established his reputation as a geologist and gathered much of the evidence that fuelled his later theories.A prolific writer, Darwin's most famous published works include The Voyage of the Beagle, On the Origin of Species, The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex, and The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals. Darwin died in 1882, and in recognition of his contributions to science, is buried in Westminster Abbey along with John Herschel and Isaac Newton.

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