The Development of Darwin's Theory: Natural History, Natural Theology, and Natural Selection, 1838-1859

3.5 avg rating
( 2 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780521469401: The Development of Darwin's Theory: Natural History, Natural Theology, and Natural Selection, 1838-1859

Dov Ospovat's book, originally published in 1981, has become generally accepted as one of the most influential books about Darwin published in recent years. Ospovat examines the period of 1838-1859, two decades preceding the publication of On the Origin of Species, in detail and shows that Darwin's views changed quite radically from initially believing that animals and plants were perfectly adapted to their environments, and that evolution only occurred when the environment changed, to believing that living things were not perfectly adapted, were in constant competition with each other, and hence were continually evolving. By placing Darwin within the other biological developments of the day, he is able to show that he was not the scientific recluse of popular myth. He also shows that there was a theological basis for much of Darwin's original 1838-1844 theory, and his later principle of divergence was influenced by his belief in evolutionary progress.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Book Description:

Originally published in 1981, this book has become generally accepted as one of the most influential books about Darwin published in recent years. Placing Darwin within the other biological developments of the day, the author is able to show that he was not the scientific recluse of popular myth.

From the Back Cover:

The period examined is that between 1838, by which time Darwin had formulated his theory of evolution by natural selection, and 1859, when the Origin of Species was published. Ospovat examines this period in detail and shows that Darwin's views changed quite radically from initially believing that animals and plants were perfectly adapted to their environments, and that evolution only occurred when the environment changed, to believing that living things were not perfectly adapted, were in constant competition with each other, and hence were continually evolving.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Dov Ospovat
ISBN 10: 0521469406 ISBN 13: 9780521469401
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
AMAZINGBOOKDEALS
(IRVING, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW. Fast Shipping. Prompt Customer Service. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # 0521469406BNA

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 45.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Ospovat, Dov
Published by Cambridge University Press 1995-04 (1995)
ISBN 10: 0521469406 ISBN 13: 9780521469401
New Quantity Available: 5
Print on Demand
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press 1995-04, 1995. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-LSI-06851347

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 48.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.80
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Dov Ospovat
Published by CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom (1995)
ISBN 10: 0521469406 ISBN 13: 9780521469401
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 228 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Dov Ospovat s book, originally published in 1981, has become generally accepted as one of the most influential books about Darwin published in recent years. Ospovat examines the period of 1838-1859 in detail, and shows that Darwin s views changed quite radically from his initial belief that animals and plants were perfectly adapted to their environments, and that evolution only occurred when the environment changed, to believing that living things were not perfectly adapted, were in constant competition with each other and hence, were continually evolving. By placing Darwin within the other biological developments of the day, Ospovat is able to show that he was not the scientific recluse of popular myth, that there was a theological basis for much of Darwin s original 1838-1844 theory and that his later principle of divergence was influenced by his belief in evolutionary progress. This seminal work should be read by all those interested in the history of modern biology. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9780521469401

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 55.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Dov Ospovat
Published by CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom (1995)
ISBN 10: 0521469406 ISBN 13: 9780521469401
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 228 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Dov Ospovat s book, originally published in 1981, has become generally accepted as one of the most influential books about Darwin published in recent years. Ospovat examines the period of 1838-1859 in detail, and shows that Darwin s views changed quite radically from his initial belief that animals and plants were perfectly adapted to their environments, and that evolution only occurred when the environment changed, to believing that living things were not perfectly adapted, were in constant competition with each other and hence, were continually evolving. By placing Darwin within the other biological developments of the day, Ospovat is able to show that he was not the scientific recluse of popular myth, that there was a theological basis for much of Darwin s original 1838-1844 theory and that his later principle of divergence was influenced by his belief in evolutionary progress. This seminal work should be read by all those interested in the history of modern biology. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9780521469401

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 57.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Ospovat, Dov
Published by Cambridge University Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 0521469406 ISBN 13: 9780521469401
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Print on Demand
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # P110521469406

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 56.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Ospovat, Dov
Published by Cambridge University Press (2016)
ISBN 10: 0521469406 ISBN 13: 9780521469401
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780521469401_lsuk

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 56.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.92
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Dov Ospovat
Published by Cambridge Univ Pr (1995)
ISBN 10: 0521469406 ISBN 13: 9780521469401
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge Univ Pr, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. reprint edition. 319 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __0521469406

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 54.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.63
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Ospovat, Dov
Published by Cambridge University Press (1995)
ISBN 10: 0521469406 ISBN 13: 9780521469401
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 1995. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 3 to 5 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # LQ-9780521469401

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 51.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.44
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Ospovat, Dov
Published by Cambridge University Press (1995)
ISBN 10: 0521469406 ISBN 13: 9780521469401
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 1995. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IQ-9780521469401

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Ospovat, Dov.
Published by Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (1995)
ISBN 10: 0521469406 ISBN 13: 9780521469401
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ad Infinitum Books
(Mount Vernon, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1995. Softcover. Book Condition: New. 301 pages. Softcover. Like New. NATURAL HISTORY. (Key Words: Natural History, Charles Darwin, Natural Selection, Dov Ospovat). book. Bookseller Inventory # 33197X1

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book