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The origin of species by means of natural selection, or, The preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life 2 editions

Cover of: 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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In The Origin of Species 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.

2 editions First published in 2001

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Cover of: The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life
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