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On The Origin Of Species

On The Origin Of Species - Darwin, Charles - ISBN: 9780199219223
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Bindwijze: Boek
Genre: Evolutie
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Beschrijving

In the Origin of Species (1859) Darwin challenged many of the most deeply held beliefs of the Western world. His insistence on the immense length of the past and on the abundance of life-forms, present and extinct, dislodged man from his central position in creation and called into question the role of the Creator. He showed that new species are achieved by natural selection, and that absence of plan is an inherent part of the evolutionary process.

Darwin's prodigious reading, experimentation, and observations on his travels fed into his great work, which draws on material from the Galapagos Islands to rural Staffordshire, from English back gardens to colonial encounters. The present edition provides a detailed and accessible discussion of his theories and adds an account of the immediate responses to the book on publication. The resistances as well as the enthusiasms of the first readers cast light on recent controversies, particularly concerning questions of design and descent.

New to this edition:
A Postscript to the Introduction considers in detail the first reactions to the work and Darwin's responses to criticism; it considers the controversy in the light of the recent revival of Creationism and Intelligent Design and shows how little has changed.
New and up-to-date bibliography.
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Details

Titel: On The Origin Of Species
auteur: Darwin, Charles
Mediatype: Boek
Taal: Engels
Druk: 1
Aantal pagina's: 432
Uitgever: Oxford University Press
Plaats van publicatie: 03
NUR: Evolutie
Collectie: Oxford World's Classics
Afmetingen: 197 x 130 x 20
Gewicht: 298 gr
ISBN/ISBN13: 9780199219223
Intern nummer: 11015411

Biografie (woord)

Charles Darwin, geb. 1809 in Shrewsbury, England geboren, studierte u.a. Medizin und Theologie; sein sein eigentliches Interesse aber galt der Geologie und Biologie. Im Jahre 1831 ging er von Plymouth aus auf eine Weltreise, die die Weichen für sein ganzes weiteres Leben und Schaffen stellte. Charles Darwin starb 1882.

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