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On Evolution: The Development of the Theory of Natural Selection

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Designed for use in a broad range of courses in the humanities, Darwin's theory is laid out in a concise general Introduction and followed up in short chapter introductions. Each chapter concludes with an excerpt from Darwin's correspondence, commenting on the work in question, and its significance, impact, and reception. Two short appendixes are included—the first three c ...more
paper, 416 pages
Published October 15th 1996 by Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
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John Yelverton
Mar 04, 2012 John Yelverton rated it it was ok
Were it not utter nonsense, this would be a fascinating tome on a new way to look at the world.
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Jul 21, 2008 Ian rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: history of science majors
Recommended to Ian by: a professor
Though important, this book is incredibly boring. There is little that the average person would gain from reading this book apart from the pleasure of declaring haughtily, "Well, I've read Darwin, have you?" to their friends. The summaries of evolution given by professors or in textbooks are much more concise and often contain insights that Darwin did not have. His work was groundbreaking, but a lot has changed in the intervening period. Thanks Darwin, but we'll take our natural philosophy to go ...more
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Charles Robert Darwin was an English naturalist, eminent as a collector and geologist, who proposed and provided scientific evidence that all species of life have evolved over time from common ancestors through the process he called natural selection. The fact that evolution occurs became accepted by the scientific community and the general public in his lifetime, while his theory of natural selec ...more
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