The Origin of Species (Wordsworth Classics of World Literature New edition)

The Origin of Species (Wordsworth Classics of World Literature New edition)

By: Charles Darwin (author), Jeff Wallace (contributor), Tom Griffith (series_editor)Paperback

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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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  • ISBN13: 9781853267802
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 416
  • ID: 9781853267802
  • weight: 259
  • ISBN10: 1853267805
  • edition: New edition

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