On the origin of species by means of natural selection, : or, The preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. (Book, 1859) [WorldCat.org]
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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.

Author: Charles DarwinW WestAdam fl 1859? HoldenWilliam Clowes and Sons,John Murray (Firm),All authors
Publisher: London : John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1859.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It took Charles Darwin more than twenty years to publish this book, in part because he realized that it would ignite a firestorm of controversy. The Origin of Species first appeared in 1859, and it remains a continuing source of conflict to this day. Even among those who reject its ideas, however, the work's impact is undeniable. In science, philosophy, and theology, this is a book that changed the world. In  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Binders' tickets (Binding)
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Darwin; W West; Adam fl 1859? Holden; William Clowes and Sons,; John Murray (Firm),; Edmonds & Remnants.
OCLC Number: 1029641431
Notes: "There is only one issue of the first edition, the text being identical in all copies. There are, however, small differences in the cases and in the inserted advertisements." These points are identified by: two quotations on p. [ii], the verso of the half title, from W. Whewell and Bacon ; misprint 'speceies' on p. 20, line 11 ; whale-bear story in full on p. 184 (also in Peckham's ed.) ; single folded lithographic diagram facing p. 117. Cf. R.B. Freeman.
"London : printed by W. Clowes and Sons, Stamford Street, and Charing Cross"--T.p. verso and colophon.
"Down, Bromley, Kent, October 1st, 1859"--At foot of p. [ii] below W. Whewell and Bacon quotations.
"W[illiam]. West lith. Hatton Garden"--folded lithographic diagram facing p. 117, representing Darwin's views of possible sequences of evolution.
Publisher's catalogue, 32 p. at end: "Albemarle Street, London. June, 1859. Mr Murray's general list of works".
Includes index.
Binding: green textured cloth, blind stamped fillets enclosing foliate designs and central panel ; spine stamped and ornamented in gold ; mid-brown endpapers.
Description: ix, [1], 502, 32 p., [1] folded leaf of plates : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
I. Variation under domestication --
II. Variation under nature --
III. Struggle for existence --
IV. Natural selection --
V. Laws of variation --
VI. Difficulties on theory --
VII. Instinct --
VIII. Hybridism --
IX. On the imperfection of the geological record --
X. On the geological succession of organic beings --
XI. Geographical distribution --
XII. Geographical distribution- continued --
XIII. Mutual affinities of organic beings; morphology: embryology: rudimentary organs --
XIV. Recapitulation and conclusion --
Index.
Other Titles: Origin of species
Preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life
Responsibility: By Charles Darwin, M.A. ...
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It took Charles Darwin more than twenty years to publish this book, in part because he realized that it would ignite a firestorm of controversy. The Origin of Species first appeared in 1859, and it remains a continuing source of conflict to this day. Even among those who reject its ideas, however, the work's impact is undeniable. In science, philosophy, and theology, this is a book that changed the world. In addition to its status as the focus of a dramatic turning point in scientific thought, On the Origin of Species stands as a remarkably readable study. Carefully reasoned and well-documented in its arguments, the work offers coherent views of natural selection, adaptation, the struggle for existence, survival of the fittest, and other concepts that form the foundation of modern evolutionary theory.--Amazon.com.

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