Natural Selection is the manuscript on which Darwin based his landmark volume, On the Origin of Species.
This edition, first published in 1975 and now available in paperback, presented, for the first time, the complete work; a formal and thorough presentation of Darwin's views on evolution. Compared with the Origin, the original long work on Natural Selection has more abundant examples and illustrations of Darwin's argument, plus an extensive citation of sources and references, which were totally absent from The Origin of Species. Professor Stauffer has edited Darwin's manuscript with meticulous care, without departing from Darwin's own words, to make the lengthy text as readable as possible, clarifying Darwin's source of citations and explaining the interrelationship of this work with other papers and published material.
'Natural Selection is a joy to read. It is full of insights and subtle observations that never found their way into the Origin.' Science ' ... enables all interested in evolutionary theories to appreciate the background information on which Darwin based the statements he made and the conclusions he reached in the Origin.' New Scientist