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    The Origin of Species (Wordsworth Collection) (Paperback) By (author) Charles Darwin, Introduction by Jeff Wallace, Series edited by Tom Griffith

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    DescriptionA grain in the balance will determine which individual shall live and which shall die...'. Darwin's theory of natural selection issued a profound challenge to orthodox thought and belief: no being or species has been specifically created; all are locked into a pitiless struggle for existence, with extinction looming for those not fitted for the task. Yet The Origin of Species (1859) is also a humane and inspirational vision of ecological interrelatedness, revealing the complex mutual interdependencies between animal and plant life, climate and physical environment, and - by implication - within the human world. Written for the general reader, in a style which combines the rigour of science with the subtlety of literature, The Origin of Species remains one of the founding documents of the modern age.


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    Title
    The Origin of Species
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charles Darwin, Introduction by Jeff Wallace, Series edited by Tom Griffith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781853267802
    ISBN 10: 1853267805
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: SCI
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: PSAJ
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26100
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BISAC V2.8: SCI000000, SCI027000
    DC21: 576.82
    B&T Approval Code: A60283000
    DC22: 575.0162
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Imprint name
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Publication date
    01 July 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Herts
    Back cover copy
    In the Origin of Species (1859) Darwin challenged many of the most deeply held beliefs of the Western world. Arguing for a material, not divine, origin of species, he showed that new species are achieved by 'natural selection'. Development, diversification, decay, extinction and absence of plan are all inherent to his theories. Darwin read prodigiously across many fields; he reflected on his experiences as a traveller, he experimented. His profoundly influential concept of 'natural selection' condenses materials from past and present, from the Galapagos Islands to rural Staffordshire, from English back gardens to colonial encounters. The Origin communicates the enthusiasm of original thinking in an open, descriptive style, and Darwin's emphasis on the value of diversity speaks more strongly now than ever.