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On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection by Charles Darwin
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On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection

by Charles Darwin

18 ratings, 6 reviews

Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species (publ. 1859) is a pivotal work in scientific literature and arguably the pivotal work in evolutionary biology. The book’s full title is On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. It introduced the theory that populations evolve over the course of generations through a process of natural selection. It was controversial because it contradicted religious beliefs which underlay the then current theories of biology. Darwin’s book was the culmination of evidence he had accumulated on the voyage of the Beagle in the 1830s and added to through continuing investigations and experiments since his return.

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18 ratings, 6 reviews

Domenico Palmitessa

September 26, 2013



Gregory MacDougall

August 20, 2013

Yes this is a classic that should be read by science educators, etc. As far as a book on tape or recording it was not very enjoyable. I listened to Voyage of the Beagle which was highly enjoyable and easy and enlightening to follow. This was not, unless you are an enthusiastic naturalist. In addition, I found it almost offensive that someone with a lisp would be one of the many chapter readers. What has this world evolved to???!!!


Hannah Beaugh

May 08, 2012

Darwin is my hero. I'm so glad that this book is on this app.


Tim Bracey

February 18, 2012

Amazing book but pity the narrators have cheesy north american accents and struggle to pronounce simple scientific words!


Bernie Petkau

January 30, 2012

Total fiction pure conjecture, no facts


Frederick Butt

January 09, 2012