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The Origin of Species 2 editions

Cover of: The Origin of Species | Charles Darwin, William Bynum, Janet Browne
About the Book

This exciting anniversary edition has a new introduction and scholarly references by William Bynum, and the cover design is by Damien Hirst. It replaces our existing 1968 edition.The Origin of Species is one of the most important and influential books of its time and remains one of the most significant contributions to philosophical and scientific thought. The theories Darwin sets out here had an immediate and profound impact on the literature and philosophical thought of his contemporaries, and continue to provoke thought and debate today. Written for the general public of the 1850's, The Origin of Species laid out an evolutionary view of the world which challenged contemporary beliefs about divine providence and the fixity of species. He also set forth the results of his pioneering work on the interdependence of species: the ecology of animals and plants.

2 editions First published in 2008

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Cover of: On the Origin of Species
2010, Penguin Group UK
On the Origin of Species
Electronic resource in English
Cover of: The Origin of Species (Penguin Classics)
May 29, 2008, Penguin Books Ltd
The Origin of Species (Penguin Classics)


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