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On the Origin of Species

On the Origin of Species

by Charles Darwin

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 06/05/2019

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When Darwin set sail at the end of 1831, it was only with a vague notion that all life forms, both present and extinct, were more strongly related than the Christian version of the world's creation purported them to be.

During his five-year voyage of research and discovery on board HMS Beagle, and later from his home in Kent, he painstakingly collected a mass of evidence from across the planet – from Paraguay and the Galapagos Islands to Staffordshire and Scotland – building a compelling case for a theory that would change the world we live in – and the way we look at it – for ever.

The foundation of evolutionary biology and natural selection – which prompted as huge a revolution in the fields of science and religion as Copernicus's heliocentric model of the universe and Newton's law of gravity, Darwin's On the Origin of Species is perhaps the most important book of scientific observation ever written.

ISBN:
9781847497840
9781847497840
Category:
Evolution
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
06-05-2019
Language:
English
Publisher:
Alma Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
384
Dimensions (mm):
198x128mm
Weight:
0.34kg
Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin (1809–19 April 1882) is considered the most important English naturalist of all time. He established the theories of natural selection and evolution.

His theory of evolution was published as On the Origin of Species in 1859, and by the 1870s is was widely accepted as fact.

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