On the Origin of Species: A Facsimile of the First Edition


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It is now generally recognized that the publication of Darwin's Origin of Species in 1859 not only decisively altered the basic concepts of biological theory but had a profound and lasting influence on social, philosophic, and religious thought. This work is rightly regarded as one of the most important books ever printed. The first edition had a freshness and uncompromising directness that were considerably weakened in subsequent editions. Nearly all reprints were based on the greatly modified sixth edition (1872), and ...

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Sep 26, 2013

Surprisingly East to Read

Read knowing that it was 1859 and a lot of what we know today wasn't even considered when this book was written. An interesting insight into the thinking of the time.

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