The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection by Charles Darwin audiobook

The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection: or, The Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life

By Charles Darwin
Read by Robin Field

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781455129461

  • ISBN: 9781455112746

  • ISBN: 9781455112760

  • ISBN: 9781455112791

Runtime: 23.13 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The Origin of Species sold out on the first day of its publication in 1859. It is the major book of the nineteenth century and one of the most readable and accessible of the great revolutionary works of the scientific imagination. Though, in fact, little read, most people know what it says—at least they think they do.

The Origin of Species was the first mature and persuasive work to explain how species change through the process of natural selection. Upon its publication, the book began to transform attitudes about society and religion and was soon used to justify the philosophies of communists, socialists, capitalists, and even Germany’s National Socialists. But the most quoted response came from Thomas Henry Huxley, Darwin’s friend and also a renowned naturalist, who exclaimed, “How extremely stupid not to have thought of that!”

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“It is clear that here is one of the most important contributions ever made to philosophic science; and it is at least behooving on scientists, in the light of the accumulation of evidence which the author has summoned in support of his theory, to reconsider the grounds on which their present doctrine of the origin of species is based.” New York Times
“Amazingly, 150 years after the publication of The Origin of Species, Darwin’s seminal work on the theory of evolution remains the authoritative tract on the subject.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: Charles Darwin

Author Bio: Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin (1809–1882) was an English naturalist and the first evolutionary biologist, best known for his controversial and groundbreaking The Origin of Species. He introduced the concept of natural selection, marking a new epoch in the scientific world. The importance of his work was well recognized by his contemporaries; he was elected to the Royal Society and the French Academy of Sciences and was also honored by burial in Westminster Abbey after he died.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 23.13
Audience: Adult
Language: English