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  • Charles Darwin

    Charles Darwin was just twenty-two when he went on his first voyage around the world in 1831. Darwin's father at first refused to allow his young son to go on the voyage. Fortunately, his father relented, and Darwin's journal is now considered by many to be the greatest scientific travel narrative ever written. Revised by the author in 1860, this is an account of his experiences on the HMS Beagle, a ship that was mapping the coast of South America. What was set to be a two- or three-year voyage stretched out to a five-year adventure. Darwin took copious notes during the voyage, notes that would later lead to his formulation of the theory of evolution. He was able to observe coral reefs,...read more

  • Charles Darwin

    Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species (publ. 1859) is a pivotal work in scientific literature and arguably the pivotal 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. It introduced the theory that populations evolve over the course of generations through a process of natural selection. It was controversial because it contradicted religious beliefs which underlay the then current theories of biology. Darwin's book was the culmination of evidence he had accumulated on the voyage of the Beagle in the 1830s and added to through continuing investigations and experiments...read more

  • Charles Darwin

    On December 27, 1831, the young naturalist Charles Darwin left Plymouth Harbor aboard the HMS Beagle. For the next five years, he conducted research on plants and animals from around the globe, amassing a body of evidence that would culminate in one of the greatest discoveries in the history of mankind-the theory of evolution. Darwin presented his stunning insights in a landmark book that forever altered the way human beings view themselves and the world they live in. In The Origin of Species, Darwin convincingly demonstrates the fact of evolution: that existing animals and plants cannot have appeared separately but must have slowly transformed from ancestral creatures. Most important, the...read more

  • Charles Darwin

    Perhaps the most influential science book ever written, On the Origin of Species has continued to fascinate readers for more than a century after its initial publication. Its controversial theory that populations evolve and adapt through a process known as natural selection led to heated scientific, philosophical and religious debate, revolutionizing every discipline in its wake. With its clear, concise and surprisingly enjoyable prose, On the Origin of Species is both captivating and...read more

  • Charles Darwin

    Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species (publ. 1859) is a pivotal work in scientific literature and arguably the pivotal 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. It introduced the theory that populations evolve over the course of generations through a process of natural selection. It was controversial because it contradicted religious beliefs which underlay the then current theories of biology. Darwin’s book was the culmination of evidence he had accumulated on the voyage of the Beagle in the 1830s and added to through continuing investigations and...read more

  • Charles Darwin

    The Origin of Species sold out on the first day of its publication in 1859. It is the major book of the nineteenth century and one of the most readable and accessible of the great revolutionary works of the scientific imagination. Though, in fact, little read, most people know what it says—at least they think they do. The Origin of Species was the first mature and persuasive work to explain how species change through the process of natural selection. Upon its publication, the book began to transform attitudes about society and religion and was soon used to justify the philosophies of communists, socialists, capitalists, and even Germany’s National Socialists. But the most...read more

  • Charles Darwin

    The Autobiography of Charles Darwin is the autobiography of the British naturalist Charles Darwin which was published in 1887, five years after his death. Darwin wrote the book, which he entitled Recollections of the Development of my Mind and Character, for his family. He states that he started writing it on about May 28, 1876 and had finished it by August 3. The book was edited by Charles Darwin's son Francis Darwin, who removed several passages about Darwin's critical views of God and Christianity (see Charles Darwin's views on religion). It was published in London by John Murray as part of The life and letters of Charles Darwin, including an autobiographical chapter. The omitted...read more

  • Charles Darwin

    Part 2 of 3 of a book on evolutionary theory by English naturalist Charles Darwin, first published in 1871. It was Darwin's second great book on evolutionary theory, following his 1859 work, On The Origin of Species. In The Descent of Man, Darwin applies evolutionary theory to human evolution, and details his theory of sexual selection. The book discusses many related issues, including evolutionary psychology, evolutionary ethics, differences between human races, differences between sexes, the superiority of men to women, and the relevance of the evolutionary theory to society. (Summary by...read more

  • Charles Darwin

    III. SEXUAL SELECTION IN RELATION TO MAN, AND CONCLUSION. Part 3 of 3 of a book on evolutionary theory by English naturalist Charles Darwin, first published in 1871. It was Darwin's second great book on evolutionary theory, following his 1859 work, On The Origin of Species. In The Descent of Man, Darwin applies evolutionary theory to human evolution, and details his theory of sexual selection. The book discusses many related issues, including evolutionary psychology, evolutionary ethics, differences between human races, differences between sexes, the superiority of men to women, and the relevance of the evolutionary theory to society.(Summary by...read more

  • Charles Darwin

    Het ontstaan der soorten (Engels: The Origin of Species) is het bekendste boek van de Britse bioloog Charles Darwin. In het boek zet Darwin zijn evolutietheorie uiteen, volgens welke al het leven op aarde een gemeenschappelijke afstamming heeft en natuurlijke selectie het belangrijkste mechanisme voor het ontstaan van soorten en de aanpassing van soorten aan hun milieu is. (Introductie door Jozef Van Giel) In sectie 20 wordt in de audio verwezen naar een figuur, met een link die niet meer werkt. Deze figuur is wel te vinden onder deze...read more

  • Charles Darwin

    During the five-year voyage of the Beagle, the young naturalist Darwin collected some of the scientific evidence that led to his ideas on volution and natural...read more

  • Charles Darwin

    Brought to you by Penguin. This Penguin Classic is performed by accomplished voice actor Ben Arogundade who is known for his voice work in Doctor Who and Horizons. This definitive recording includes an Introduction by William Bynum and the cover design is by Damien Hirst. 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...read more

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    Zwischen dem 18. und frühen 20. Jahrhundert entstand eine Vielzahl historischer Reisebeschreibungen und Reisetagebücher. Diese Sammelbox entführt auf eine Hör-Reise in ferne Länder und andere Kulturen. Roald Amundsen und Robert F. Scott erleben einen mörderischen Zweikampf in antarktischem Eis in 'Wettlauf zum Pol'. Die Schriftsteller Lou Andreas-Salomé und Rainer Maria Rilke schildern 'Russische Impressionen'. Der berühmte Offizier und Übersetzer Sir Richard Francis Burton begibt sich inkognito und unter Lebensgefahr auf eine 'Pilgerfahrt nach Medina und Mekka', während Charles Darwin wichtige Entdeckungen in der Südsee auf seiner 'Reise auf der Beagle' macht. Theodor Fontane...read more

  • Charles Darwin

    El origen de las especies -título original en inglés: On the Origin of Species- es un libro de Charles Darwin publicado el 24 de noviembre de 1859, considerado uno de los trabajos precursores de la literatura científica y el fundamento de la teoría de la biología evolutiva. El título completo de la primera edición fue On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life -El origen de las especies por medio de la selección natural, o la preservación de las razas favorecidas en la lucha por la vida-. En su sexta edición de 1872, el título fue cambiado a uno más corto The Origin of Species -El origen de las...read more

  • Charles Darwin

    Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, in which he writes of his theories of evolution by natural selection, is one of the most important works of scientific study ever...read more

  • Charles Darwin

    Smith Show Media presents the classic The Autobiography of Charles Darwin written by Charles Darwin and read by Ruth...read more

  • Charles Darwin

    Charles Darwin, el precursor de la literatura científica, expuso en El origen de las especies su famosa teoría de la biología evolutiva y la selección natural. Fue una publicación polémica que suscitó discusiones científicas, filosóficas y religiosas; sin embargo, hoy, la teoría moderna de la evolución acepta las tesis sobre la adaptación al medio ambiente de una especie para sobrevivir y su lenta, pero evidente,...read more