On the Origin of Species
by Charles Darwin
Publisher: P.F. Collier & son 1909
Number of pages: 500
Published amid a firestorm of controversy in 1859, this is a book that changed the world. 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.
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