9780140432053

The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection The Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life

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    9780140432053

  • ISBN10:

    0140432051

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/26/1982
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics
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Summary

"The Origin of Species" sold out on the first day of its publication in 1859. It is the major book of the nineteenth century, and one of the most readable and accessible of the great revolutionary works of the scientific imagination."The Origin of Species" was the first mature and persuasive work to explain how species change through the process of natural selection. Upon its publication, the book began to transform attitudes about society and religion, and was soon used to justify the philosophies of communists, socialists, capitalists, and even Germany's National Socialists. But the most quoted response came from Thomas Henry Huxley, Darwin's friend and also a renowned naturalist, who exclaimed, "How extremely stupid not to have thought of that!"

Author Biography

Philip Appleman is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Indiana University, where he was a founding editor of Victorian Studies.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
Note on the Textp. xxix
Select Bibliographyp. xxx
A Chronology of Charles Darwinp. xxxi
The Origin of Speciesp. 1
Register of Writersp. 397
Glossaryp. 410
Indexp. 427
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