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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." 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. As well as a stimulating introduction and detailed notes, this edition offers a register of the many writers referred to by Darwin in the text.

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In "The Origin of Species" (1859) Charles 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".

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Includes bibliographical references (p. xxix) and index.

About the Author

Dame Gillian Beer is Fellow of the British Academy and of the Royal Society of Literature. Her Darwin's Plots (1983; second edition 2000) was followed by Open Fields: Science in Cultural Encounter (1996). More recently she has been working on Carroll's Alice books in the context of nineteenth-century intellectual controversies and a new collection of her essays on literature and science is scheduled for 2008.

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ISBN:
9780192834386
Editor:
Beer, Gillian
Author:
Beer, Gillian
Author:
null, Gillian
Author:
Darwin, Charles
Author:
null, Charles
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
Life Sciences | Evolutionary Biology
Series:
Oxford World's Classics
Series Volume:
629110
Publication Date:
19980709
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
one chart
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
5 x 7.7 x 0.9 in 0.725 lb

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"Synopsis" by , In "The Origin of Species" (1859) Charles 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".
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