Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species

Charles Darwin (1809–1882).
On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, Or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.
London: John Murray, 1859. (BRC0013)

The English naturalist Charles Darwin graduated from Christ’s College, Cambridge, in 1831 and embarked later that same year on a five-year survey voyage around the world on the HMS Beagle. His close examination of natural specimens including birds, plants, and fossils from around the globe, combined with later scientific investigations, led to the formulation of his revolutionary theory of evolution and the process of survival through natural selection. Darwin’s ideas were publically introduced in 1858 in a meeting of the Linnean Society and in the society’s journal. The following year he first published a detailed account of his theory in his most well-known work, On the Origin of Species. The Sellers collection includes this first edition, first issue of the work.

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Natural History
Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species