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The Essential Darwin: On the Origins of Species, The Descent of Man (Unexpurgated Edition) (Halcyon Classics)

The Essential Darwin: On the Origins of Species, The Descent of Man (Unexpurgated Edition) (Halcyon Classics) [Kindle Edition]

Charles Darwin

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This volume contains both of Charles Darwin's key books on natural selection: On the Origin of Species and the Descent of Man. Includes an active table of contents for easy navigation.

Charles Darwin (1809-1882) was an English scientist and naturalist. Darwin is the originator of the the theory of Evolution by means of natural selection.

This unexpurgated edition contains the complete text with errors and omissions corrected.


Beginning with brief essays which place Darwin's revolutionary thought against the backdrop of previous evolutionary theories, this book also includes excerpts from Darwin's most important published works.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1377 KB
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Halcyon Press Ltd.; Revised edition (25 May 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002B55H6Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Title is incorrect 10 Jun 2009
By Maureen Davies - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
This has what appears to be the full text of origins of species(I have read it before), but does not have the Descent of Man- I purchased this book in order to review the Descent of Man and it was not there.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Insightful without bias 25 April 1999
By A Customer - Published on
Robert Jastrow does a wonderful job of explaining the various theories and mindsets of Charles Darwin without pressing any bias in the mix. Robert, if you read this, thank you once again for another outstanding read.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Complete, Informative, but Biased 30 May 2006
By Beezus - Published on
This offers great selections from various works of Darwin, including some that are hard to find. I found it invaluable for my research paper, although it is clearly biased in favor of Darwin (for instance, Darwin "discovered the _fact_ of evolution".) However, it is still a good source, and the commentary helps to elucidate some of the more confusing portions of the text.
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