Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection

Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection

Author: Charles Darwin
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Copyright Year: 1859
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Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection

Charles Darwin’s The Origin of Species (publ. 1859) is a pivotal work in scientific literature and arguably the pivotal work in evolutionary biology. The book’s full title is On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. It introduced the theory that populations evolve over the course of generations through a process of natural selection. It was controversial because it contradicted religious beliefs which underlay the then current theories of biology. Darwin’s book was the culmination of evidence he had accumulated on the voyage of the Beagle in the 1830s and added to through continuing investigations and experiments since his return. (Summary from Wikipedia)

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Variation Under Domestication - Part 1
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Variation Under Domestication - Part 2
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Variation Under Nature
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Struggle for Existence
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Natural Selection; or the Survival of the Fittest – Part 1
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Natural Selection; or the Survival of the Fittest – Part 2
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Natural Selection; or the Survival of the Fittest – Part 3
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Laws of Variation
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Difficulties of the Theory – Part 1
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Difficulties of the Theory – Part 2
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Miscellaneous Objections to the Theory of Natural Selection – Part 1
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Miscellaneous Objections to the Theory of Natural Selection – Part 2
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Instinct - Part 1
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Instinct - Part 2
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Instinct - Part 3
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Hybridism - Part 1
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Hybridism - Part 2
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On the Imperfection of the Geological Record – Part 1
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On the Imperfection of the Geological Record – Part 2
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On the Geological Succession of Organic Beings – Part 1
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On the Geological Succession of Organic Beings – Part 2
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Geographical Distribution – Part 1
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Geographical Distribution – Part 2
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Geographical Distribution – Continued
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Mutual Affinities of Organic beings – Part 1
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Mutual Affinities of Organic beings – Part 2
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Recapitulation and Conclusion
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Glossary of Terms
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