On the Origin of Species, 1859

1st Edition

Charles Darwin

Routledge
Published November 27, 2003
Reference - 540 Pages
ISBN 9780415289276 - CAT# RU25004

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Summary

On the Origin of Species caused an uproar when it was first published in 1859. Darwin's theory was that species had evolved from simpler organisms by natural selection acting upon the variability of populations. This view was directly opposed to the doctrine of special creation by God and angered the Church and Victorian public opinion. This volume is a facsimile of one of the original copies sent to the eminent geologist Leonard Horner. The volume also includes sample pages from Darwin's original handwritten manuscript; the exclusive property of the Natural History Museum.

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