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The Origin of Species and the Voyage of the Beagle
 

The Origin of Species and the Voyage of the Beagle (Paperback)

By Darwin, Charles
Introduction by Padel, Ruth

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When the eminent naturalist Charles Darwin returned from South America on board the H.M.S Beagle in 1836, he brought with him the notes and evidence which would form the basis of his landmark theory of evolution of species by a process of natural selection. This theory sparked a ... read full description below.

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Published 2 February 2009 by Vintage
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ISBN-13 9780099519171
ISBN-10 0099519178
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage Classics
Publication Date 2 February 2009
International Publication Date 1 January 2009
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Darwin, Charles
Introduction by Padel, Ruth
Category Biology & Life Sciences
Evolution
Number of Pages 992
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 43mm
Weight 671g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Geology, Natural history, Evolution (Biology), Natural selection, South America - Description and travel
NBS Text Life Sciences: General
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 576.82
Catalogue Code 48163

Description of this Book

This title is presented with an introduction by Darwin's great-great-granddaughter, Ruth Padel. When the eminent naturalist Charles Darwin returned from South America on board the H.M.S Beagle in 1836, he brought with him the notes and evidence which would form the basis of his landmark theory of evolution of species by a process of natural selection. This theory, published as The Origin of Species in 1859, sparked a fierce scientific, religious and philosophical debate which still continues today.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Why does Darwin's theory matter now? Because it is the basis of modern biology and much medical research; it provides a tool with which to understand the natural world; it offers a deeper, if imperfect, understanding of our behaviour, about where we came from and where we might be going Observer The single best idea anybody ever had -- Daniel Dennet, Philosopher The most important book ever written New Scientist No other book has so transformed how we look at the natural world and mankind's origins Sunday Telegraph There are few books that I read more than once but The Origin Of Species by Charles Darwin is one -- David Attenborough
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Charles Darwin was born on February 12, 1809 in Shropshire, England. He was educated at Edinburgh University and Christ's College, Cambridge. Between 1831 and 1836 he travelled in South America aboard the H.M.S Beagle to explore the geology and natural history of the area, and published his journal of findings in 1839. His most famous book On the Origin of the Species by Means of Natural Selection, appeared in 1859 and is arguably one of the most important scientific works ever published. The theories of evolution and natural selection proposed in this book and The Descent of Man (1871) are still the subject of intense debate and scrutiny today. Charles Darwin died on 19 April, 1882 and was buried in Westminster Abbey.

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