A Book That Shook the World: Anniversary Essays on Charles Darwin's Origin of Species

A Book That Shook the World: Anniversary Essays on Charles Darwin's Origin of Species

A Book That Shook the World: Anniversary Essays on Charles Darwin's Origin of Species

A Book That Shook the World: Anniversary Essays on Charles Darwin's Origin of Species

Excerpt

A century ago, 1858, Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace jointly announced to the Linnean Society of London their independent discovery of natural selection as the method of evolution. And the following year, in 1859, Charles Darwin published his famous classic, Origin of Species.

Countries over the world today are celebrating the centenary of these events and honoring Darwin and his book as the beginning of new biological thought.

The University of Pittsburgh Press publishes the five essays in this book as its share in this important centenary celebration.

Each essay has been written by a specialist in an individual field of interest and study affected by Darwin's book. Each is a man of distinction in today's world of research and thought. Each writes to show the effect of the publication of Darwin Origin of Species on his own field.

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.