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The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection: The Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life (Penguin Classics)
The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection: The Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life (Penguin Classics)
by Charles Darwin
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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'. Development... (read more)

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Pilgrim on the Great Bird Continent: The Importance of Everything and Other Lessons from Darwin's Lost Notebooks
Pilgrim on the Great Bird Continent: The Importance of Everything and Other Lessons from Darwin's Lost Notebooks
by Lyanda Lynn Haupt
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Charles Darwin was a bumbling neophyte naturalist when he boarded the Beagle in 1831. Through the five years that followed, as the ship hugged the coastline of South America, Darwin found himself wading through waist-deep mud, climbing towerlike trees... (read more)

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Darwin's Origin of Species: A Biography (Books That Changed the World)
Darwin's Origin of Species: A Biography (Books That Changed the World)
by Janet Browne
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Charles Darwin’s foremost biographer, Janet Browne, delivers a vivid and accessible introduction to the book that permanently altered our understanding of what it is to be human.  A sensation on its publication in 1859, The Origin of the... (read more)

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The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution
The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution
by David Quammen
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A fresh look at Darwin's most radical idea, and the mysteriously slow process by which he revealed it. Evolution, during the early nineteenth century, was an idea in the air. Other thinkers had suggested it, but no one had proposed a cogent... (read more)

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The Origin of Species (Modern Library)
The Origin of Species (Modern Library)
by Charles Darwin
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Introduction by Edward J. Larson   Perhaps the most readable and accessible of the great works of scientific inquiry, The Origin of Species sold out its first printing on the very day it was published in 1859. Theologians quickly labeled Charles... (read more)

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The Voyage of the Beagle: Charles Darwin's Journal of Researches (Penguin Classics)
The Voyage of the Beagle: Charles Darwin's Journal of Researches (Penguin Classics)
by Charles Darwin
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This richly readable book is the product of Charles Darwin's amazing journey aboard the Beagle where he made observations that led to his revolutionary theory of natural selection. Complete and unabridged.... (read more)

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Very Short Introductions #35: Darwin: A Very Short Introduction
Very Short Introductions #35: Darwin: A Very Short Introduction
by Jonathan Howard
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Darwin's theory that man's ancestors were apes caused an uproar within the scientific world, as well as public frenzy when The Origin of Species was published in 1859. Arguments still rage about the implications of his evolutionary theory, and skepticism... (read more)

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Origin of Species-150TH Anniversay Edition (09 Edition)
Origin of Species-150TH Anniversay Edition (09 Edition)
by Charles Darwin
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Darwin's classic work on the theory of evolution with special introduction by Ray Comfort.... (read more)

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Darwin's Ghost: The Origin of Species Updated
Darwin's Ghost: The Origin of Species Updated
by Steve Jones
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Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species is probably the best-known, least-read book. One of the most important achievements of the past millennium, it did for biology what Galileo did for astronomy: made it into a single science rather than a collection... (read more)

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On the Origin of Species
On the Origin of Species
by Charles Darwin
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts... (read more)

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The Origin of Species
The Origin of Species
by Charles Darwin
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Darwin's theory of natural selection is also a humane and inspirational vision of ecological inter-relatedness revealing the almost unthinkably complex and mutual inter-dependencies between animal and plant life, climate and physical environment and - by... (read more)

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Charles Darwin's Natural Selection: Being the Second Part of His Big Species Book Written from 1856 to 1858
Charles Darwin's Natural Selection: Being the Second Part of His Big Species Book Written from 1856 to 1858
by Charles Darwin
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Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species is unquestionably one of the chief landmarks in biology. The Origin (as it is widely known) was literally only an abstract of the manuscript Darwin had originally intended to complete and publish as the formal... (read more)

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Darwin: Portrait of a Genius (12 Edition)
Darwin: Portrait of a Genius (12 Edition)
by Paul Johnson
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A “riveting” (The Wall Street Journal) biography of one of the most influential and controversial scientists in Western history Acclaimed historian and biographer Paul Johnson turns his keen eye on Charles Darwin, the towering figure whose... (read more)

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Darwin's Ghost: The Origin of Species Updated
Darwin's Ghost: The Origin of Species Updated
by Steve Jones
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Darwin's masterpiece, the most important book of the millennium, is rewritten by a renowned geneticist using fascinating contemporary examples and incorporating the vast amount of scientific knowledge discovered since its publication.... (read more)

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The Voyage of the Beagle: Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countriesvisited During the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle (Modern Library Classics)
The Voyage of the Beagle: Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countriesvisited During the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle (Modern Library Classics)
by Charles Darwin
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Darwin's Sacred Cause: How a Hatred of Slavery Shaped Darwin's Views on Human Evolution
Darwin's Sacred Cause: How a Hatred of Slavery Shaped Darwin's Views on Human Evolution
by Adrian Desmond
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An astonishing new portrait of a scientific icon In this remarkable book, Adrian Desmond and James Moore restore the missing moral core of Darwins evolutionary universe, providing a completely new account of how he came to his shattering theories about... (read more)

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The Young Charles Darwin
The Young Charles Darwin
by Keith Stewart Thomson
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What sort of person was the young naturalist who developed an evolutionary idea so logical, so dangerous, that it has dominated biological science for a century and a half? How did the quiet and shy Charles Darwin produce his theory of natural selection... (read more)

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Evolutionary Writings: Including the Autobiographies (Oxford World's Classics)
Evolutionary Writings: Including the Autobiographies (Oxford World's Classics)
by Charles Darwin
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On topics ranging from intelligent design and climate change to the politics of gender and race, the evolutionary writings of Charles Darwin occupy a pivotal position in contemporary public debate. This volume brings together the key chapters of his most... (read more)

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Darwin His Daughter & Human Evolution
Darwin His Daughter & Human Evolution
by Randal Keynes
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"A profoundly moving book . . . itself a work of genius." (Publishing News, UK) In a chest of drawers bequeathed by his grandmother, author Randal Keynes found the writing case of Charles Darwin's beloved daughter Annie, who died at the age of ten... (read more)

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Why Darwin Matters: The Case Against Intelligent Design
Why Darwin Matters: The Case Against Intelligent Design
by Michael Shermer
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Shermer, a creationist-turned-scientist, argues that Intelligent Design proponents are invoking a combination of bad science, political antipathy, and flawed theology. He decodes the scientific evidence to show that evolution is not "just a theory" and... (read more)

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