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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

Charles Darwin

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Originally published: London: J. Murray, 1859.
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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Published amid a firestorm of controversy in 1859, this is a book that changed the world. Reasoned and well-documented in its arguments, it offers coherent views of natural selection, adaptation, the struggle for existence, survival of the fittest, and other concepts that form the foundation of evolutionary theory.

Author Biography

Richard Darwin Keynes is Emeritus Professor of Physiology at the University of Cambridge, and fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge. In parallel with research and teaching on physiology and biophysics, he has a long-standing interest in the voyage of the Beagle, and has also edited The Beagle Record (1979) and Charles Darwin's Zoology Notes and Specimen Lists from the H. M. S. Beagle (2000).

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Dover Edition Introduction CHAPTER I. Variation under Domestication. CHAPTER II. Variation under Nature. CHAPTER III. Struggle for Existence. CHAPTER IV. Natural Selection. CHAPTER V. Laws of Variation. CHAPTER VI. Difficulties on Theory. CHAPTER VII. Instinct. CHAPTER VIII. Hybridism. CHAPTER IX. On the Imperfection of the Geological Record. CHAPTER X. On the Geological Succession of Organic Beings. CHAPTER XI. Geographical Distribution. CHAPTER XII. Geographical Distribution--continued. CHAPTER XIII. Mutual Affinities of Organic Beings: Morphology: Embryology: Rudimentary Organs. CHAPTER XIV. Recapitulation and Conclusion. Index

Product Details

Author
Charles Darwin
Short Title
ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES
Pages
321
Publisher
Dover Publications
Series
Dover Thrift Editions
Language
English
ISBN-10
0486450066
ISBN-13
9780486450063
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
2006
Publication Date
2006-06-30
Subtitle
By Means of Natural Selection
Country of Publication
United States
Residence
ENK