On the Origin of Species

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1667202502

Category: Science

Page: 671

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The sixth and final edition of Charles Darwin’s groundbreaking work that introduced the theory of evolution by means of natural selection. First published in 1859, Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species introduced the scientific theory of evolution by means of natural selection, a revolutionary idea at the time. Fiercely debated on its release, Darwin’s famous work was revised several times over the following decade, partly to refute the scientific and religious objections of the author’s contemporaries. In this sixth edition of On the Origin of Species, Darwin lays out his theory by citing his studies done in the Galápagos aboard the HMS Beagle in the 1830s, as well as his follow-up research over the ensuing two decades.

The Origin of Species

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 0451529065

Category: Science

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Charles Darwin’s classic that exploded into public controversy, revolutionized the course of science, and continues to transform our views of the world. Few other books have created such a lasting storm of controversy as The Origin of Species. Darwin’s theory that species derive from other species by a gradual evolutionary process and that the average level of each species is heightened by the “survival of the fittest” stirred up popular debate to fever pitch. Its acceptance revolutionized the course of science. As Sir Julian Huxley, the noted biologist, points out in his illuminating introduction, the importance of Darwin’s contribution to modern scientific knowledge is almost impossible to evaluate: “a truly great book, one which can still be read with profit by professional biologist.” Includes an Introduction by Sir Julian Huxley

On the Origin of Species

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781551113371

Category: History

Page: 676

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Charles Darwin’s On The Origin of Species, in which he writes of his theories of evolution by natural selection, is one of the most important works of scientific study ever published. This unabridged edition also includes a rich selection of primary source material: substantial selections from Darwin’s other works (Autobiography, notebooks, letters, Voyage of the Beagle, and The Descent of Man) and selections from Darwin’s sources and contemporaries (excerpts from Genesis, Paley, Lamarck, Spencer, Lyell, Malthus, Huxley, and Wallace).

On the Origin of Species

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0857088475

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 461

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A new, deluxe hardcover edition of one of the most important scientific works ever written In December 1831, Charles Darwin boarded the HMS Beagle, accompanying her crew on a five-year journey that crossed the Atlantic Ocean to survey the coasts of South America. As the expedition’s geologist and naturalist, Darwin collected evidence from the Galapagos Islands and other locations which prompted him to speculate that species evolve over generations through a process of natural selection. In 1859, Darwin published On the Origin of Species, a work of scientific literature considered to be the foundation of evolutionary biology. His revolutionary work presented evidence from the Beagle expedition as well as from years of subsequent research and experimentation. Written for non-specialists, Darwin’s book gained widespread interest from the scientific community, religious leaders, politicians and the general public. The theory Darwin presented in his book quickly became the subject of heated debate and discussion. Now accepted by the scientific community, Darwin’s concepts of evolutionary adaptation via natural selection are central to modern evolutionary theory and form the foundation of modern life sciences. Perhaps the most transformative scientific volume ever published, this volume of the first edition of On the Origin of Species: Outlines Darwin’s ideas, scientific influences and the core of his theory Details natural selection and address possible objections to the theory Examines the fossil record and biogeography to support evolutionary adaptation Features a "Recapitulation and Conclusion" which reviews key concepts and considers the future relevance of Darwin’s theory On the Origin of Species: The Science Classic is an important addition to the bestselling Capstone Classics series edited by Tom Butler-Bowdon. It includes an insightful Introduction from leading Darwin scholar Dr John van Wyhe of the University of Singapore, which presents new research and an offers an original perspective on Darwin and his famous work. This high-quality, hardcover volume is a must-have for readers interested in science and scientific literature, particularly evolutionary theory and life sciences.

On the Origin of the Species and The Voyage of the Beagle

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: Graphic Arts Books

ISBN: 0882408763

Category: Science

Page: 490

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From 1831-1836 Charles Darwin embarked on a journey aboard the H.M.S. Beagle that eventually led to him to the famous conclusions he drew in Origins of Species by Means of Natural Selection. As the ship’s naturalist, he made exhaustive observations of the geology and natural history of the region and collected numerous samples. The Voyage of the Beagle is an account of his activities as well as of his hypotheses on certain scientific phenomena. On the Origin of Species revolutionized natural science. It introduces the concepts of adaptation and natural selection, and explores the topic of evolution, which altered our understanding of the world.

On the Origin of Species

Author: Charles R. Darwin

Publisher: Publicacions de la Universitat de València

ISBN: 9788437076102

Category: Science

Page: 184

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Esta edición da un nuevo frescor a la obra maestra de la evolución. El texto ha sido adaptado por los científicos Juli Peretó y Andrés Moya de la lengua inglesa original, intentando aligerarlo para los lectores no especialistas, sobre todo acortando la diversidad de ejemplos. Con más de 200 ilustraciones de Carles Puche, las plantas, los animales y los fósiles se retratan con el mismo desparpajo de Darwin. Esta versión ilustrada, pretende acercar al gran público a la preeminencia de Darwin en la historia del pensamiento humano, celebrando el bicentenario del nacimiento del naturalista inglés. En definitiva, ésta es una obra maestra del pensamiento científico que lleva a preguntarnos por qué somos como somos.

The Origin of Species

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1784873624

Category: Science

Page: 0

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Discover this beautiful special edition of Charles Darwin’s groundbreaking theory on human evolution. When the eminent naturalist Charles Darwin returned from South America on board the HMS Beagle in 1836, he brought with him the notes and evidence that would form the basis of a world-changing theory: the evolution of species by a process of natural selection. This theory, published as On the Origin of Species in 1859, is the basis of modern biology and the concept of biodiversity. Its publication sparked a fierce scientific, religious and philosophical debate, which continues to this day. PATTERNS OF LIFE: SPECIAL EDITIONS OF GROUNDBREAKING SCIENCE BOOKS

The Origin of Species

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192834386

Category: Science

Page: 486

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A grain in the balance will determine which individual shall live and which shall die...'.