The Origin of Species (Wordsworth Classics of World Literature)

3.97 avg rating
( 73,056 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781853267802: The Origin of Species (Wordsworth Classics of World Literature)

'A grain in the balance will determine which individual shall live and which shall die...'. Darwin's theory of natural selection issued a profound challenge to orthodox thought and belief: no being or species has been specifically created; all are locked into a pitiless struggle for existence, with extinction looming for those not fitted for the task. Yet 'The Origin of the Species' (1859) is also a humane and inspirational vision of ecological interrelatedness, revealing the complex mutual interdependencies between animal and plant life, climate and physical environment, and - by implication - within the human world. Written for the general reader, in a style which combines the rigour of science with the subtlety of literature, 'The Origin of the Species' remains one of the founding documents of the modern age.

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

From the Publisher:

12 1.5-hour cassettes

From the Inside Flap:

Perhaps the most readable and accessible of the great works of scientific imagination, The Origin of Species sold out on the day it was published in 1859. Theologians quickly labeled Charles Darwin the most dangerous man in England, and, as the Saturday Review noted, the uproar over the book quickly "passed beyond the bounds of the study and lecture-room into the drawing-room and the public street." Yet, after reading it, Darwin's friend and colleague T. H. Huxley had a different reaction: "How extremely stupid not to have thought of that."
Based largely on Darwin's experience as a naturalist while on a five-year voyage aboard H.M.S. Beagle, The Origin of Species set forth a theory of evolution and natural selection that challenged contemporary beliefs about divine providence and the immutability of species. A landmark contribution to philosophical and scientific thought, this edition also includes an introductory historical sketch and a glossary Darwin later added to the original text.
Charles Darwin grew up considered, by his own account, "a very ordinary boy, rather below the common standard of intellect." A quirk of fate kept him from the career his father had deemed appropriate--that of a country parson--when a botanist recommended Darwin for an appointment as a naturalist aboard H.M.S. Beagle from 1831 to 1836. Darwin is also the author of the five-volume work Zoology of the Voyage of the Beagle (1839) and The Descent of Man (1871).

"From the Trade Paperback edition.

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

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 7.99
US$ 5.62

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Charles Darwin
Published by Wordsworth Editions Ltd, United Kingdom (1999)
ISBN 10: 1853267805 ISBN 13: 9781853267802
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wordsworth Editions Ltd, United Kingdom, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. With an Introduction by Jeff Wallace. A grain in the balance will determine which individual shall live and which shall die. . Darwin s theory of natural selection issued a profound challenge to orthodox thought and belief: no being or species has been specifically created; all are locked into a pitiless struggle for existence, with extinction looming for those not fitted for the task. Yet The Origin of Species (1859) is also a humane and inspirational vision of ecological interrelatedness, revealing the complex mutual interdependencies between animal and plant life, climate and physical environment, and - by implication - within the human world. Written for the general reader, in a style which combines the rigour of science with the subtlety of literature, The Origin of Species remains one of the founding documents of the modern age. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9781853267802

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 5.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

2.

Charles Darwin
Published by Wordsworth Editions Ltd, United Kingdom (1999)
ISBN 10: 1853267805 ISBN 13: 9781853267802
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wordsworth Editions Ltd, United Kingdom, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. With an Introduction by Jeff Wallace. A grain in the balance will determine which individual shall live and which shall die. . Darwin s theory of natural selection issued a profound challenge to orthodox thought and belief: no being or species has been specifically created; all are locked into a pitiless struggle for existence, with extinction looming for those not fitted for the task. Yet The Origin of Species (1859) is also a humane and inspirational vision of ecological interrelatedness, revealing the complex mutual interdependencies between animal and plant life, climate and physical environment, and - by implication - within the human world. Written for the general reader, in a style which combines the rigour of science with the subtlety of literature, The Origin of Species remains one of the founding documents of the modern age. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9781853267802

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

3.

Charles Darwin
ISBN 10: 1853267805 ISBN 13: 9781853267802
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97818532678020000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Charles Darwin
Published by Wordsworth Editions Ltd (1998)
ISBN 10: 1853267805 ISBN 13: 9781853267802
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000454594

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 5.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.24
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Darwin, Charles
ISBN 10: 1853267805 ISBN 13: 9781853267802
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1998. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9781853267802

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 4.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

6.

Charles Darwin
Published by Wordsworth Editions Ltd 1998-03-19 (1998)
ISBN 10: 1853267805 ISBN 13: 9781853267802
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wordsworth Editions Ltd 1998-03-19, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # NU-BER-00298273

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 4.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.89
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Charles Darwin
Published by Wordsworth Editions Ltd
ISBN 10: 1853267805 ISBN 13: 9781853267802
New Softcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wordsworth Editions Ltd. Book Condition: New. 1998. Paperback. Darwin's theory of natural selection is also a humane and inspirational vision of ecological inter-relatedness revealing the almost unthinkably complex and mutual inter-dependencies between animal and plant life, climate and physical environment and - by implication - the human world. Series Editor(s): Griffith, Tom. Series: Wordsworth Classics of World Literature. Num Pages: 416 pages. BIC Classification: PDZ; PSAJ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 127 x 22. Weight in Grams: 274. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781853267802

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.10
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Charles Darwin
Published by Wordsworth Editions Ltd (1998)
ISBN 10: 1853267805 ISBN 13: 9781853267802
New Softcover Quantity Available: > 20
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 1998. Book Condition: New. 1998. Paperback. Darwin's theory of natural selection is also a humane and inspirational vision of ecological inter-relatedness revealing the almost unthinkably complex and mutual inter-dependencies between animal and plant life, climate and physical environment and - by implication - the human world. Series Editor(s): Griffith, Tom. Series: Wordsworth Classics of World Literature. Num Pages: 416 pages. BIC Classification: PDZ; PSAJ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 127 x 22. Weight in Grams: 274. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9781853267802

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

9.

Darwin, Charles
Published by Wordsworth Editions Ltd
ISBN 10: 1853267805 ISBN 13: 9781853267802
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 4
Seller
IBestBargains, LLC
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wordsworth Editions Ltd. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1853267805 Brand New Book in Perfect Condition.Fast Shipping with tracking number. Bookseller Inventory # YGDA-OBI-02117

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

10.

Darwin, Charles
Published by Wordsworth Editions Ltd, U.S.A. (1998)
ISBN 10: 1853267805 ISBN 13: 9781853267802
New Soft cover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Act 2 Books
(Flemington, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wordsworth Editions Ltd, U.S.A., 1998. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. 1853267805 New Copy. Shows no wear. Clean, crisp, bright , tight and square. A very handsome edition. NOT Ex-Library. NOT Remainder. This is a NEW BOOK. Bookseller Inventory # 024861

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.98
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book