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Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species and The Voyage of the Beagle

· 20 September 2010 |  by Maarten
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Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species and The Voyage of the BeagleThe Origin of Species and The Voyage of the Beagle

Charles Darwin
Introduction by Richard Dawkins


Deze uitgave:
Everyman’s Library, 2003
xlv + 972 pagina’s, gebonden
isbn: 9781400041275

Herdruk van twee werken:
On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life
J. Murray, 1859


Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited during the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle around the World.
Henry Colburn, 1845 (tweede uitgave)

Oorspronkelijke uitgave van Voyage:
Voyages of the Adventure and Beagle. Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty’s Ships Adventure and Beagle between the years 1826 and 1836 describing their Examination of the Southern Shores of South America and the Beagle’s circumnavigation of the globe. In Three Volumes.
Henry Colburn, 1839

Easily the most influential book published in the nineteenth century, Darwin’s The Origin of Species is also that most unusual phenomenon, an altogether readable discussion of a scientific subject. On its appearance in 1859 it was immediately recognized by enthusiasts and detractors alike as a work of the greatest importance: its revolutionary theory of evolution by means of natural selection provoked a furious reaction that continues to this day.

The Origin of Species is here published together with Darwin’s earlier Voyage of the ‘Beagle’. This 1839 account of the journeys to South America and the Pacific islands that first put Darwin on the track of his remarkable theories derives an added charm from his vivid description of his travels in exotic places and his eye for the piquant detail.


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