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Charles Darwin,whose Origin of Species (1859) and The Descent of Man (1871) described man as simply the occupant of the highest rung on the evolutionary ladder and who promoted the idea of survival of the fittest.
Includes an active table of contents so you can easily navigate to each book.
Darwin published his theory of evolution with compelling evidence in his 1859 book On the Origin of Species, overcoming scientific rejection of earlier concepts of transmutation of species. By the 1870s, the scientific community and a majority of the educated public had accepted evolution as a fact. However, many favoured competing explanations and it was not until the emergence of the modern evolutionary synthesis from the 1930s to the 1950s that a broad consensus developed in which natural selection was the basic mechanism of evolution. Darwin's scientific discovery is the unifying theory of the life sciences, explaining the diversity of life.
1. The Descent of Man
2. Coral Reefs
3. The Voyage Of The Beagle: A Naturalist’s Voyage Round the World
4. The Origin of Species
5. The Expression of Emotion in Man and Animals
6. The Autobiography of Charles Darwin
7. Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Complete I & II
8. The Formation of Vegetable Mould Through the Action of Worms
9. The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication
10. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants
11. The Power of Movement in Plants
12. Insectivorous Plants
Although in some respects more technical in their subjects and style than Darwin's "Journal," the books here reprinted will never lose their valueand interest for the originality of the observations they contain. Manyparts of them are admirably adapted for giving an insight into problems regarding the structure and changes of the earth's surface, and in factthey form a charming introduction to physical geology and physiography intheir application to special domains.