On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin (Paperback)
"The Origin is one of the most important books ever published, and a knowledge of it should be a part of the intellectual equipment of every educated person.The book will endure in future ages so long as a knowledge of science persists among mankind.Nature It took Charles Darwin more than twenty years to publish this book, in part because he realized that it would ignite a firestorm of controversy. On the Origin of Species first appeared in 1859, and it remains a continuing source of conflict to this day. Even among those who reject its ideas, however, the work's impact is undeniable. In science, philosophy, and theology, this is a book that changed the world.In addition to its status as the focus of a dramatic turning point in scientific thought, On the Origin of Species stands as a remarkably readable study.