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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"... To reflect that these elaborately constructed forms, so different from each other, and dependent on each other in so complex a manner, have all been produced by laws acting around us." Read full review


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Frederick Burkhardt (1912 2007), the founder of the Darwin Correspondence Project, was president of Bennington College, Vermont, 1947 57, and president of the American Council of Learned Societies, 1957 74. Before founding the Darwin Correspondence Project in 1974, he was already at work on an edition of the papers of the philosopher William James. He received the Modern Language Association of America's first Morton N. Cohen Award for a Distinguished Edition of Letters in 1991, the Founder's Medal of the Society for the History of Natural History in 1997, the Thomas Jefferson Gold Medal of the American Philosophical Society in 2003 and a special citation for outstanding service to the history of science from the History of Science Society in 2005.

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