The Origin of Species

The Origin of Species

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ISBN10: 1853267805 ISBN13: 9781853267802 Publisher: Lb May & Assoc Inc Published: Jul 1 1999 Weight: 0.60lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.00" Depth: 1.00" Language: English

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With an Introduction by Jeff Wallace.

'A grain in the balance will determine which individual shall live and which shall die...'.

Darwin's theory of natural selection issued a profound challenge to orthodox thought and belief: no being or species has been specifically created; all are locked into a pitiless struggle for existence, with extinction looming for those not fitted for the task.

Yet The Origin of Species (1859) is also a humane and inspirational vision of ecological interrelatedness, revealing the complex mutual interdependencies between animal and plant life, climate and physical environment, and - by implication - within the human world.

Written for the general reader, in a style which combines the rigour of science with the subtlety of literature, The Origin of Species remains one of the founding documents of the modern age.

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