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The Origin of Species and the Voyage of the 'Beagle'

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(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)Easily the most influential book published in the nineteenth century, Darwins The Origin of Species is also that most unusual phenomenon, an altogether readable discussion of a scientific subject. On its appearance in 1859 it was immediately recognized by enthusiasts and detractors alike as a work of the greatest importance: its revolutionary theory of evolution by means of natural selection provoked a furious reaction that continues to this day.The Origin of Species is here published together with Darwins earlier Voyage of the ‘Beagle. This 1839 account of the journeys to South America and the Pacific islands that first put Darwin on the track of his remarkable theories derives an added charm from his vivid description of his travels in exotic places and his eye for the piquant detail.

Book News Annotation:

Upon its publication in 1859, The Origin of Species and its revolutionary theory of natural selection established itself as one of the most important books of its time and a focal point for controversy that continues to this day. The book also is noteworthy for its readable discussion of complex scientific subjects. This volume republishes both The Origin of Species and Darwin's earlier —the 1839 account of the travels in South America and the Pacific islands that first put the scientist on the track of his landmark theories. As a travel book, stands out for its exotic scenery, rich in detail and interpreted by the remarkable mind of Darwin.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Synopsis:

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)Easily the most influential book published in the nineteenth century, Darwins The Origin of Species is also that most unusual phenomenon, an altogether readable discussion of a scientific subject. On its appearance in 1859 it was immediately recognized by enthusiasts and detractors alike as a work of the greatest importance: its revolutionary theory of evolution by means of natural selection provoked a furious reaction that continues to this day.The Origin of Species is here published together with Darwins earlier Voyage of the ‘Beagle. This 1839 account of the journeys to South America and the Pacific islands that first put Darwin on the track of his remarkable theories derives an added charm from his vivid description of his travels in exotic places and his eye for the piquant detail.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400041275
Introduction:
Dawkins, Richard
Publisher:
Everyman's Library
Introduction by:
Dawkins, Richard
Introduction:
Dawkins, Richard
Author:
Darwin, Charles
Author:
Dawkins, Richard
Location:
New York
Subject:
Geology
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
South America
Subject:
Voyages around the world
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Natural selection
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
Biology-Evolution
Series:
Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics
Series Volume:
v. 4A, 4B
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
1024
Dimensions:
8.34 x 5.38 x 1.91 in 2 lb

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"Synopsis" by , (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)Easily the most influential book published in the nineteenth century, Darwins The Origin of Species is also that most unusual phenomenon, an altogether readable discussion of a scientific subject. On its appearance in 1859 it was immediately recognized by enthusiasts and detractors alike as a work of the greatest importance: its revolutionary theory of evolution by means of natural selection provoked a furious reaction that continues to this day.The Origin of Species is here published together with Darwins earlier Voyage of the ‘Beagle. This 1839 account of the journeys to South America and the Pacific islands that first put Darwin on the track of his remarkable theories derives an added charm from his vivid description of his travels in exotic places and his eye for the piquant detail.
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