Author: Darwin, Charles|Eliot, Charles W.
Series: The Harvard Classics Collector's Edition (11)
Publisher: Grolier Enterprises Corp.
Year Published: 1980
Subcategory: Science / Life Sciences / Biology
Format: Leather Bound
Condition Rating: Like new, no creases, no spine breakage
Summary: 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.
In Store Location: Bookcase 26 - Classic Literature 1,