On the Origin of Species
by Charles Darwin
Publisher: P.F. Collier & son 1909
Number of pages: 500
Published amid a firestorm of controversy in 1859, this is a book that changed the world. Reasoned and well-documented in its arguments, it offers coherent views of natural selection, adaptation, the struggle for existence, survival of the fittest, and other concepts that form the foundation of evolutionary theory.
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by Edward Clodd - D. Appleton & co.
This book tells the story of the origin of the Evolution idea in Ionia, and, after long arrest, of the revival of that idea in modern times, when its profound and permanent influence on thought and on human relations and conduct, is apparent.
by John Wilkins - The TalkOrigins Archive
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