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On the origin of species by means of natural selection, or, The preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life

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  • On the Origin of Species: By Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life (Cosimo Classics) – Hardcover (2007)
    by Professor Charles Darwin

    On the Origin of Species: By Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life

    Hardcover, Cosimo Classics
    2007
    English
    328 pages

    ISBN: 1602061459
    ISBN-13: 9781602061453

    On the Origin of Species, published in 1859, is widely accepted as the seminal work in modern biology. Through careful observation, Charles Darwin explains how traits can be selected for within a population. This is easily observed in the artificial selection of farm animals, for instance. Darwin's theory caused an uproar that can still be heard today by refuting the Christian doctrine of created breeds, in which all species that exist now have always existed just as they are. It is the very publication of this work that ... Show more

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Kate H

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by Kate H on Nov 1, 2012

I tried readiing this book over 30 years ago and failed. I recently watched a documentary of Darwin's life and my curiosity was aroused again. I chose the first of the six editions. I am part way through and am impressed by the breadth of Darwin's thinking. I am in the process of writing a novel and there are themes in Origin of the Species that inform. Close members of a species being the toughest competitors like siblings in a family. I will make it to the end, but it will take me some time.

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