Unwilling to let sleeping dogs lie, Charles Darwin made himself a byword of controversy with his 1859 publication of The Origin of Species. While he was not the first to propose evolutionary ideas, he nonetheless was instrumental in communicating the core aspects of common biological descent and natural selection. The book’s title had its own evolutionary change, as it originally started with the word “On.”
I will be reading the sixth edition of The Origin of Species, which came out in 1872. (Darwin released the first edition in 1859.) I obtained an electronic copy of the book. Using my standard font-size setting, the book is 535 pages long.
- [Book] On the Origin of Species on Wikipedia
- [Author] Charles Darwin on Wikipedia
- [Info] Darwin Correspondence Project, a repository of all of Darwin’s writings, located at the University of Cambridge
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