On the origin of species by means of natural selection
Charles Darwin's On The Origin of Species, in which he writes of his theories of evolution by natural selection, is one of the most important works of scientific study ever published.
Print Book, English, 2003
Broadview Press, Peterborough, 2003
630 p. 22 cm
AcknowledgementsIntroductionThe Classic Status of The Origin of SpeciesPlan of the IntroductionDarwin’s SubjectThe Historical Moment of The Origin of SpeciesDarwin’s Intellectual CharacterThe Lamarckian and Spencerian Alternative to DarwinismThe Inception and Gestation of Darwin’s TheoryDarwin’s Evolutionary PsychologyThe Nature of the Darwinian RevolutionRecommendations for Further ReadingWorks Cited and Source TextsCharles Darwin: A Brief ChronologyA Note on the TextOn the Origin of Species by Means of Natural SelectionAn Historical Sketch of the Progress of Opinion onthe Origin of SpeciesContentsTextGlossary of the Principal Scientific Terms Usedin the Present VolumeIndexAppendix A: From The Autobiography of Charles DarwinAppendix B: From Voyage of the Beagle: Excerpts from Journal of Researches into the Geology and Natural History of the Various Countries Visited by H.M.S. Beagle (1839; 2nd ed. 1845)Appendix C: From Darwin’s NotebooksAppendix D: From the 1844 ManuscriptFrancis Darwin’s Description of the ManuscriptExtract from a Chapter on Natural SelectionAppendix E: LettersAppendix F: From The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex (1871)Appendix G: Contextual MaterialsCreationism and Natural TheologyThe First Book of Moses called GENESISWilliam Paley, from Natural Theology; or, Evidences of the Existence and Attributes of the Deity, collected from the appearances of nature (1802)Pre-Darwinian Speculations on Evolution: Lamarck and SpencerJean-Baptiste Lamarck, from Zoological Philosophy (1809)Herbert SpencerFrom Social Statics (1851)From First Principles (1862)From Principles of Biology (1864), vol. 1, part 3, chapter 12From Autobiography (1904)Thomas Malthus, from An Essay on the Principle of Population (6th ed., 1826)Charles Lyell, from Principles of Geology (1830-33)The Co-Discovery of Natural Selection: Alfred Russel Wallace, “On the Tendency of Varieties to Depart Indefinitely from the Original Type” (1858)Thomas Henry Huxley on the Historical Situation of The Origin of SpeciesFrom “Evolution in Biology” (1878)From The Origin of Species (1860)From “Criticisms on The Origin of Species” (1864)From “Charles Darwin” (1882)From “On the Reception of The Origin of Species” (1887)Register of NamesIndex to the Introduction, Darwin’s Historical Sketch, and the Appendices