The Darwin Compendium: Voyage of the Beagle, The Origin of Species / Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex / Expression of the Emotions in Humans and Animals / Autobiography

The Darwin Compendium: Voyage of the Beagle, The Origin of Species / Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex / Expression of the Emotions in Humans and Animals / Autobiography by Charles Darwin

ISBN10: 0760778140
ISBN13: 978-0760778142
Author: Charles Darwin
Title: The Darwin Compendium: Voyage of the Beagle, The Origin of Species / Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex / Expression of the Emotions in Humans and Animals / Autobiography
Publisher: Barnes & Noble; 1st THUS edition (2005)
Language: English
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The Darwin Compendium: Voyage of the Beagle, The Origin of Species / Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex / Expression of the Emotions in Humans and Animals / Autobiography by Charles Darwin



The father of modern evolutionary thought, Charles Darwin showed the world a new way to explain the origins of living things. The Darwin Compendium helps to generate an understanding of what Darwin's potent ideas were, and how they affect the very nature of our civilization and understanding of the universe. This collection includes five of his core works: In The Voyage of the Beagle (1839), a young Darwin travels to the Galapagos Islands, where the diversity of finches and iguanas leads him to hypothesize that living organisms changed over time. The Origin of Species (1859), Darwin's most celebrated work, states that natural selection-the theory of survival of the fittest-resulted in the wide variety of life on earth. The Descent of Man (1871) argues that there is considerable evidence that humans are part of the animal kingdom and have been created according to the same natural laws that produced all other life on earth. To further his thesis of humans as part of the natural world, Darwin published The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals (1872). In this work he argued that facial expressions in humans are complex forms of communication performed by intricate musculature that was the result of evolutionary processes. In 1876, after years of insults and praise over his theories about the world, Charles Darwin took stock of his own life and wrote Autobiography of Charles Darwin.

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