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The Origin of Species: By Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Modern Library
Publication date September 1, 1993
Pages 689
Binding Hardcover
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679600701
ISBN-10 0679600701
Dimensions 1.75 by 5 by 7.50 in.
Weight 1.35 lbs.
Original list price $24.00
Other format details sci/tech
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Summary
States the evidence for a theory of evolution, explains how evolution takes place, and discusses instinct, hybrids, fossils, distribution, and classification.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Introduction by Edward J. Larson
 
Perhaps the most readable and accessible of the great works of scientific inquiry, The Origin of Species sold out its first printing on the very day it was published in 1859. Theologians quickly labeled Charles Darwin the most dangerous man in England and, as the Saturday Review noted, the uproar over the book quickly “passed beyond the bounds of the study and lecture-room into the drawing-room and the public street.” Based largely on Darwin’s experience as a naturalist while on a five-year voyage aboard H. M. S. Beagle, The Origin of Species set forth a theory of evolution and natural selection that challenged contemporary beliefs about divine providence and the immutability of species. This Modern Library edition includes a Foreword by the Pulitzer Prize–winning science historian Edward J. Larson, an introductory historical sketch, and a glossary Darwin later added to the original text.

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Reissue edition from Modern Library (September 1, 1993); titled "The Origin of Species: By Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life"
9780679600701 | details & prices | 689 pages | 5.00 × 7.50 × 1.75 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $24.00
About: States the evidence for a theory of evolution, explains how evolution takes place, and discusses instinct, hybrids, fossils, distribution, and classification.
from Ams Pr Inc (June 1, 1972)
9780404084042 | details & prices | List price $42.50
Paperback
Book cover for 9780375751462
 
Reprint edition from Modern Library (August 1, 1998)
9780375751462 | details & prices | 689 pages | 4.75 × 7.50 × 1.75 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $12.00
About: Introduction by Edward J.

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