The Origin of Species, Hardback
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In The Origin of Species Darwin outlined his theory of evolution, which proposed that species had been evolving and differentiating over time under the influence of natural selection.

On its publication it became hugely influential, bringing about a seismic shift in the scientific view of humanity's place in the world that is still controversial today.

It is both a brilliant work of science and also a clear, vivid and at times even moving, piece of writing that reflects both Darwin's genius and his boundless enthusiasm for the natural world.With an Afterword by Oliver Francis


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
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  • Category: Evolution
  • ISBN: 9781904633785



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Quite stunning in its way - but surely in need of an update in the light of genetics, DNA and plate techtonics. Not that the conclusions need to be changed, just that te argument becomes easier. That said, in the absence of knowledge on those points: that's what makes for the stunning.