Natural Selection

Front Cover
Bibliolis Books, 2010 - Nature - 220 pages
18 Reviews
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.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

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


Natural Selection or the Survival of the Fittest
Laws of Variation
Difficulties of the Theory

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2010)

Naturalist Charles Darwin (1809-1882) is the father of evolution. His groundbreaking The Origin of Species argued that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and proposed the scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection. As much as anyone in the modern era, Darwin has changed the course of human thought.

Bibliographic information