The origin of species by means of natural selection / Charles Darwin ; with an introduction and notes by George Levine
Books/Textual Material | Barnes & Noble Classics | 2004
Available at Gumberg 2nd Floor (QH365 .O2 2004x)
New York : Barnes & Noble Classics, 2004.
xxxiv, 446 pages ; 21 cm.
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"On the origin of species by means of natural selection was first published in 1859."--Title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"In the Origin of Species (1859) Darwin challenged many of the most deeply held beliefs of the Western world. Arguing for a material, not divine, origin of species, he showed that new species are achieved by 'natural selection'. Development, diversification, decay, extinction and absence of plan are all inherent to his theories." "Darwin read prodigiously across many fields; he reflected on his experiences as a traveller, he experimented. His profoundly influential concept of 'natural selection' condenses materials from past and present, from the Galapagos Islands to rural Staffordshire, from English back gardens to colonial encounters. The Origin communicates the enthusiasm of original thinking in an open, descriptive style, and Darwin's emphasis on the value of diversity speaks more strongly now than ever."--Jacket.
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