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Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species (published 24 November 1859) is a seminal work in scientific literature and a landmark work in evolutionary biology. The book's full title is On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life, while for the 6th edition of 1872 the title was changed to The Origin of Species. It introduced the theory that populations evolve over the course of generations through a process of natural selection. Darwin's book was the culmination of evidence he had accumulated on the voyage of the Beagle in the 1830s and expanded through continuing investigations and experiments after his return.

This is the FINAL, 6th edition of Darwin's beautiful work. This version has considerable changes to account for commentary on editions running up to this, including a glossary of terms used throughout.

The book is readable even for the non-specialist and attracted widespread interest on publication. The book was controversial because it contradicted religious beliefs that underlay the then current theories of biology, and it generated much discussion on scientific, philosophical, and religious grounds. The scientific theory of evolution has itself evolved since Darwin's contributions, but natural selection remains the most widely accepted scientific model of speciation. Despite the overwhelming scientific consensus, legal challenges to the theory of evolution continue to this day in some countries.

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Twenty-one (21) volumes of works by Charles Darwin, as follows:

• Autobiography Of Charles Darwin
• Descent Of Man
• Different Forms Of Flowers And Plants
• Effects Of Cross Fertilisation
• Expressions And Emotions Of Man
• Vegetable Mold
• Foundations On The Origin of Species
• Insectivorous Plants
• Life And Letters
• Life And Letters, Part II
• More Letters
• More Letters, Part II
• Climbing Plants
• Origin Of The Species, 1st edition
• Origin Of The Species, 6th edition
• Power Of Movement
• Geological Observations On South America
• Variation of Animals & Plants
• Variation of Animals & Plants, Part II
• Volcanic Islands
• Voyage Of Beagle

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