Origin of Species 153rd anniversary


153 years ago today (November 24, 1859) Charles Darwin‘s On the Origin of Species was

Cover of "Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species

published. This revolutionary and groundbreaking publication forever changed the perception of nature’s origin, existence, and progress. Reasoned and well-documented in its arguments, it offers coherent views of natural selection, adaptation, the struggle for existence, survival of the fittest, and other concepts that form the foundation of evolutionary theory.

The Origin of Species is one of the most important and influential books of its time and remains one of the most significant contributions to philosophical and scientific thought. The theories Darwin sets out here had an immediate and profound impact on the literature and philosophical thought of his contemporaries, and continue to provoke thought and debate today. Written for the general public of the 1850’s, The Origin of Species laid out an evolutionary view of the world which challenged contemporary beliefs about divine providence and the fixity of species. He also set forth the results of his pioneering work on the interdependence of species: the ecology of animals and plants.

Different versions and prints of the book are available in market, here are select few available in India:

The Origin of Species: 150th Anniversary Edition from Flipkart.com
CC – THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES
The Origin of Species
The Origin of the Species
The Origin of the Species

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