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Origin Of The Species : Everyman's Library classics - Charles Darwin

Origin Of The Species

Everyman's Library classics

Hardcover Published: 25th September 2003
ISBN: 9781857152586
Number Of Pages: 1024

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Perhaps the most readable and accessible of the great works of scientific imagination, THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES sold out on the day it was published in 1859. Theologians quickly labeled Charles Darwin the most dangerous man in England, and, as the Saturday Review noted, the uproar over the book quickly "passed beyond the bounds of the study and lecture-room into the drawing-room and the public street." Yet, after reading it, Darwin's friend and colleague T. H. Huxley had a different reaction: "How extremely stupid not to have thought of that." Based largely on Darwin's experience as a naturalist while on a five-year voyage aboard H.M.S. Beagle, THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES set forth a theory of evolution and natural selection that challenged contemporary beliefs about divine providence and the immutability of species. A landmark contribution to philosophical and scientific thought, this edition also includes an introductory historical sketch and a glossary Darwin later added to the original text.

Industry Reviews

"The most important book ever written" * New Scientist *
"No other book has so transformed how we look at the natural world and mankind's origins" * Sunday Telegraph *
"Why does Darwin's theory matter now? Because it is the basis of modern biology and much medical research; it provides a tool with which to understand the natural world; it offers a deeper, if imperfect, understanding of our behaviour, about where we came from and where we might be going" * Observer *

ISBN: 9781857152586
ISBN-10: 1857152581
Series: Everyman's Library classics
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1024
Published: 25th September 2003
Publisher: Everyman
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.7 x 13.6  x 4.7
Weight (kg): 0.93
Edition Number: 1

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