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On the Origin of Species

Charles Darwin

A groundbreaking exploration of natural selection, this book challenges orthodox beliefs by asserting that no species or being has been specifically created. While exploring the harsh competition for survival, it showcases the interrelatedness between animal and plant life, and the environment, offering an inspirational and human perspective. Written with a combination of scientific rigor and literary style, this remains one of the most important works of modern times.
Publish Date
first published in 1859
Goodreads Rating
On the Origin of Species (Darwin), to learn of our kinship with all other life on Earth.      source
On this day in 1859, Charles Darwin published his magnum opus, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. Arguably the most important science book ever written, The Origin radically transformed our view of ourselves and our place in nature.      source
The reason why I chose The Origin is because of all the books that have ever been written on science that are accessible to the layperson, this is the most important. It’s the one book you have to have read if you want to be considered an educated person.      source