On the origin of species
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Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass, London .
Written in English


  • Evolution,
  • Origin of species,
  • Natural selection

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Charles Darwin ; a facsimile of the first edition ; with an introduction by Ernst Mayr.
LC ClassificationsQH365 O2 1859a
The Physical Object
Paginationxxvii, ix, 513 p., [3] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages513
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21431726M
ISBN 100674637526

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Charles Darwin’s On the Origin Species written in the s presents the theory of natural selection in an attempt to explain the complex relations between animals and plants both existing and extinct. Darwin’s theories are formed based on his voyage on the Beagle expedition, later research and correspondence with experts in various fields/5(). On the Origin of Species is one of the most important books ever written. "If, however, a caterpillar were taken out of a hammock made up, for instance, to the third stage, and were put into one finished up to the sixth stage, so that much of its work was already done for it, far from feeling the benefit of this, 4/5. A voyage to the Southern Hemisphere on the H.M.S. Beagle between and would lay the foundation for The Origin of Species, published in His other works include The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex () and Recollections of My Mind and Character, also titled Autobiography ()/5().