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On the Origin of Species

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On the Origin of Species outlines Charles Darwin's world-changing theory that life on Earth had not been brought into being by a creator, but had arisen from a single common ancestor and had evolved over time through the process of natural selection. Received with both enthusiasm and hostility on its publication, it triggered a seismic shift in our understanding of humanity's place in the natural world. It is not only a brilliant work of science but also a clear, vivid, sometimes moving piece of popular writing that reflects both Darwin's genius and his boundless enthusiasm for our planet and its species.

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Charles Darwin was born on 12th February 1809. He studied medicine at Edinburgh University for two years before going up to Christ's College Cambridge. Between 1831 and 1836 he sailed on the survey ship HMS Beagle, and the subsequent Journal of the Voyages of the Beagle brought him some fame and repute as a popular author. In 1859 Darwin published On The Origin of Species , which went through six editions, each noticeably revised. These were followed in 1871 by The Descent of Man , and Selection in Relation to Sex in which he first fully applied his ideas of evolution to the human species. As well as the works directly related to the subject of evolution, Darwin published on subjects such as botany, ecology, the geology of South America, the expression of emotions in animals and man, and the comparative study of barnacles. Darwin had fathered ten children with his wife Emma, though three had died in infancy or childhood, and he himself died on 19th April 1882. He was buried, after some controversy, in Westminster Abbey.

Born in Shropshire in 1809, Charles Darwin studied at Cambridge before sailing on the survey ship HMS Beagle between 1831 and 1836. His subsequent journal, The Voyage of the Beagle , brought him fame and repute. In 1859 he published On the Origin of Species , which he repeatedly revised through six editions. These were followed by The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex , in which he fully applied his ideas of evolution to the human species. Darwin also published on subjects including botany, ecology and the expression of emotions in animal and man. He had ten children with his wife Emma, three of whom died in childhood. He died on 19 April 1882, aged 73.
Born in Shropshire in 1809, Charles Darwin studied at Cambridge before sailing on the survey ship HMS Beagle between 1831 and 1836. His subsequent journal, The Voyage of the Beagle, brought him fame and repute. In 1859 he published On the Origin of Species, which he repeatedly revised through six editions. These were followed by The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, in which he fully applied his ideas of evolution to the human species. Darwin also published on subjects including botany, ecology and the expression of emotions in animal and man. He had ten children with his wife Emma, three of whom died in childhood. He died on 19 April 1882, aged 73.
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Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Seitenzahl 576
Altersempfehlung 18 - 99
Erscheinungsdatum 26.01.2017
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-5098-2769-5
Reihe Macmillan Collector's Library
Verlag Pan MacMillan
Maße (L/B/H) 15,7/9,8/3,2 cm
Gewicht 297 g
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Darwin
von Thomas Schneider aus Mannheim am 17.12.2009
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In diesem epochalen Buch beschreibt Darwin einerseits seine Ansichten über die Entstehung der Arten und untermauert diese anhand unzähliger Beispiele, andererseits diskutiert er sehr genau Einwände, die gegen seine Theorie sprechen. Durch die Fülle an enthaltenem Material ist On the Origin of Species wohl eines der besten Beispiele für wissenschaftliche... In diesem epochalen Buch beschreibt Darwin einerseits seine Ansichten über die Entstehung der Arten und untermauert diese anhand unzähliger Beispiele, andererseits diskutiert er sehr genau Einwände, die gegen seine Theorie sprechen. Durch die Fülle an enthaltenem Material ist On the Origin of Species wohl eines der besten Beispiele für wissenschaftliche Sorgfältigkeit. Gleichzeitig ist es durch die detaillierte Argumentation für die Gegenseite ein Beispiel für außergewöhnliche Ehrlichkeit und Bescheidenheit. Vor allem diese beiden Punkte machen Darwins Hauptwerk für mich so bemerkenswert.