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The Origin of Species and the Voyage of the Beagle : Vintage Classics - Charles Darwin

The Origin of Species and the Voyage of the Beagle

Vintage Classics

By: Charles Darwin, Ruth Padel (Introduction by)


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When the eminent naturalist Charles Darwin returned from South America on board the H.M.S Beagle in 1836, he brought with him the notes and evidence which would form the basis of his landmark theory of evolution of species by a process of natural selection. This theory, published as The Origin of Species in 1859, is the basis of modern biology and the concept of biodiversity. It also sparked a fierce scientific, religious and philosophical debate which still continues today.

About the Author

Charles Darwin grew up considered, by his own account, "a very ordinary boy, rather below the common standard of intellect." A quirk of fate kept him from the career his father had deemed appropriate--that of a country parson--when a botanist recommended Darwin for an appointment as a naturalist aboard H.M.S. Beagle from 1831 to 1836. Darwin is also the author of the five-volume work Zoology of THE VOYAGE OF THE BEAGLE and THE DESCENT OF MAN.



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    "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 * "The single best idea anybody ever had" -- Daniel Dennet, philosopher "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 * "There are few books that I read more than once but The Origin Of Species by Charles Darwin is one" -- David Attenborough

    ISBN: 9780099519171
    ISBN-10: 0099519178
    Series: Vintage Classics
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 992
    Published: February 2009
    Publisher: Vintage Publishing
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.1  x 4.2
    Weight (kg): 0.69
    Edition Number: 1