By: Charles Darwin (1809-1882)
On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection
Considered to be one of the books that changed the world and how we view ourselves, On The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin was met with incredulous horror when it was first published in 1859. The revolutionary, almost blasphemous ideas it described were seen as antithetical to the existing ideas of Creation contained in the Bible and other religious texts. It was mocked, reviled and the author was personally subjected to vicious persecution by the establishment and theologians. In the years that followed its publication, the book became the subject of furious intellectual and social debate...
The Voyage of the Beagle
The book, also known as Darwin’s Journal of Researches, is a vivid and exciting travel memoir as well as a detailed scientific field journal covering biology, geology, and anthropology that demonstrates Darwin’s keen powers of observation, written at a time when Western Europeans were still discovering and exploring much of the rest of the world. Although Darwin revisited some areas during the expedition, for clarity the chapters of the book are ordered by reference to places and locations rather than chronologically. With hindsight, ideas which Darwin would later develop into his theory of evolution by natural selection are hinted at in his notes and in the book .
The Autobiography of 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...
The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex
PART I. THE DESCENT OR ORIGIN OF MAN. Part 1 of 3 of 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...
(Dutch) Het Ontstaan der Soorten
De oorsprong 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)
|(Dutch) De Reis om de Wereld|
|(German) Geologische Beobachtungen über die Vulcanischen Inseln Mit kurzen Bemerkungen über die Geologie von Australien und dem Cap der guten Hoffnung|
|(French) De l'origine des espèces|
|More Letters of Charles Darwin|
|The formation of vegetable mould through the action of worms, with observations on their habits|
|The Foundations of the Origin of Species Two Essays written in 1842 and 1844|
|Life and Letters of Charles Darwin|
|(French) Observations Géologiques sur les Îles Volcaniques|
|The Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species|
|A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia With Figures of all the Species.|
|Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom|
|The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication|
Origin Of Species by Means of Natural Selection (version 2)
This is the 6th and last edition of "On The Origin of Species" with all additions and corrections, often considered the Definitive Edition.
|Geological Observations on South America|
Formation of Vegetable Moulds through the Action of Worms with Observations on their Habits
Charles Darwin LL.B F.R.S was the discoverer of evolution and argued the role of "natural selection" in directing the evolution of species. Darwin also had an interest in the formation of soils (moulds) that began relatively early in his life, with a paper "On the Formation of Vegetable Moulds" delivered to the Geological Society of London in 1937. Darwin's last book, The Formation of Vegetable Moulds through the Action of Worms with Observations on their Habits, was completed in 1881.