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The Origin of Species and the Voyage of the Beagle
Author: Charles Darwin

ISBN: 9780099519171
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 992
Published: 1 February 2009
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.8 x 4.4
The most important work of modern science now available in Vintage Classics


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, is the basis of modern biology and the concept of biodiversity. It also sparked a fierce scientific, religious and philosophical debate which still continues today.

About the Author

Charles Darwin grew up considered, by his own account, "a very ordinary boy, rather below the common standard of intellect." A quirk of fate kept him from the career his father had deemed appropriate--that of a country parson--when a botanist recommended Darwin for an appointment as a naturalist aboard H.M.S. Beagle from 1831 to 1836. Darwin is also the author of the five-volume work Zoology ...

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