• La publication de L'Origine des espèces, en 1859, a marqué une révolution intellectuelle comparable à celle qui est associée aux noms de Copernic et Galilée. En proposant une théorie de la « descendance avec modification » et de la « sélection naturelle », Darwin apportait des réponses aux questions qui préoccupaient les naturalistes de son époque. Le caractère radical de ces réponses aussi bien que les problèmes qu'elles laissaient en suspens ont alimenté d'emblée polémiques et controverses. De là les ajouts et les digressions qui, au gré des six éditions successives de l'oeuvre, en vinrent à obscurcir le propos d'origine. En élaguant la traduction d'Edmond Barbier de ce qui ne figurait pas dans l'édition de 1859 et en y rétablissant ce qui en avait disparu, le présent volume permet au lecteur francophone de retrouver cette oeuvre dans sa fraîcheur initiale.
    © 1992, Flammarion, Paris.
    Édition corrigée et mise à jour en 2008 Titre VO : "On the origin of species by means of natural selection, or the Preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life" Couverture : Virginie Berthemet© Flammarion

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  • Cette nouvelle traduction part du constat suivant : il y a des différences majeures entre la première édition de L'Origine des espèces, parue en 1859, et la 6e édition parue en 1872. Après avoir longtemps privilégié la dernière édition, le public anglophone lit désormais la première depuis maintenant plus d'un demi-siècle. Or, on ne dispose pas à ce jour d'une bonne traduction française de ce texte sur l'importance de laquelle les spécialistes s'accordent aujourd'hui : « la version qui a ébranlé les bases du monde », selon Ernest Mayr (1964).
    Il s'agit donc ici de la première traduction moderne de l'édition initiale de L'Origine, assortie de notes qui permettent de décoder les nombreuses références implicites de Darwin, en rendant accessible au public français une grande partie des nouvelles découvertes faites dans les manuscrits du naturaliste anglais.

  • On the Origin of Species

    Charles Darwin

    • Capstone
    • 16 Décembre 2019

    A new, deluxe hardcover edition of one of the most important scientific works ever written In December 1831, Charles Darwin boarded the HMS Beagle, accompanying her crew on a five-year journey that crossed the Atlantic Ocean to survey the coasts of South America. As the expedition's geologist and naturalist, Darwin collected evidence from the Galapagos Islands and other locations which prompted him to speculate that species evolve over generations through a process of natural selection. In 1859, Darwin published On the Origin of Species, a work of scientific literature considered to be the foundation of evolutionary biology. His revolutionary work presented evidence from the Beagle expedition as well as from years of subsequent research and experimentation.  Written for non-specialists, Darwin's book gained widespread interest from the scientific community, religious leaders, politicians and the general public. The theory Darwin presented in his book quickly became the subject of heated debate and discussion. Now accepted by the scientific community, Darwin's concepts of evolutionary adaptation via natural selection are central to modern evolutionary theory and form the foundation of modern life sciences. Perhaps the most transformative scientific volume ever published, this volume of the first edition of On the Origin of Species: Outlines Darwin's ideas, scientific influences and the core of his theory Details natural selection and address possible objections to the theory Examines the fossil record and biogeography to support evolutionary adaptation Features a "Recapitulation and Conclusion" which reviews key concepts and considers the future relevance of Darwin's theory On the Origin of Species: The Science Classic is an important addition to the bestselling Capstone Classics series edited by Tom Butler-Bowdon. It includes an insightful Introduction from leading Darwin scholar Dr John van Wyhe of the University of Singapore, which presents new research and an offers an original perspective on Darwin and his famous work. This high-quality, hardcover volume is a must-have for readers interested in science and scientific literature, particularly evolutionary theory and life sciences.

  • The Autobiographies of Charles Darwin (1809-82) provide a fascinating glimpse into the mind of one of the world's intellectual giants. They begin with engaging memories of his childhood and youth and of his burgeoning scientific curiosity and love of the natural world, which led to him joining the expedition on the Beagle. Darwin follows this with survey of his career and ends with a reckoning of his life's work. Interspersed with these recollections are fascinating portraits - from his devoted wife Emma and his talented father, both bullying and kind, to the leading figures of the Victorian scientific world he counted among his friends, including Lyell and Huxley. Honest and illuminating, these memoirs reveal a man who was isolated by his controversial beliefs and whose towering achievements were attained by a life-long passion for the discoveries of science.

  • Charles Darwin transformed our understanding of the world with the idea of natural selection, challenging the notion that species are fixed and unchanging. These writings from On the Origin of Species explain how different life forms appear all over the globe, evolve over millions of years, become extinct and are supplanted.

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  • WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY DARWIN'S GREAT-GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER, RUTH PADEL When the eminent naturalist Charles Darwin returned from South America on board the H.M.S Beagle in 1836, he brought with him the notes and evidence which would form the basis of his landmark theory of evolution of species by a process of natural selection. This theory, published as The Origin of Species in 1859, is the basis of modern biology and the concept of biodiversity. It also sparked a fierce scientific, religious and philosophical debate which still continues today.

  • Charles Darwins theory of evolution and natural selection has been debated and disparaged over time, but there is no dispute that he is responsible for some of the most remarkable and groundbreaking scientific findings in history. His five-year trip as a naturalist on the H.M.S. Beagletook him on a journey to such exotic locales as Chile, Argentina, and the Galapagos Islands. Darwin wrote the details of this expedition, including his thoughts about the people on the ship and of course, his observations of the flora and fauna, in his journal, published as Voyage of the Beagle. It is here that his original interpretations of the Galapagos ecosystem and the impact of nature and selection are first revealed.
    This edition of the classic travel memoir is enhanced with an introduction by bestselling nature writer David Quammen, and is part of National Geographics major cross-platform event in spring 2009 to celebrate the anniversary.

  • WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY DARWIN'S GREAT-GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER, RUTH PADEL When the eminent naturalist Charles Darwin returned from South America on board the H.M.S Beagle in 1836, he brought with him the notes and evidence which would form the basis of his landmark theory of evolution of species by a process of natural selection. This theory, published as The Origin of Species in 1859, is the basis of modern biology and the concept of biodiversity. It also sparked a fierce scientific, religious and philosophical debate which still continues today.

  • Introduction by Edward J. Larson Perhaps the most readable and accessible of the great works of scientific inquiry, The Origin of Species sold out its first printing on the very day it was published in 1859. Theologians quickly labeled Charles Darwin the most dangerous man in England and, as the Saturday Review noted, the uproar over the book quickly passed beyond the bounds of the study and lecture-room into the drawing-room and the public street. Based largely on Darwins experience as a naturalist while on a five-year voyage aboard H. M. S. Beagle, The Origin of Species set forth a theory of evolution and natural selection that challenged contemporary beliefs about divine providence and the immutability of species. This Modern Library edition includes a Foreword by the Pulitzer Prizewinning science historian Edward J. Larson, an introductory historical sketch, and a glossary Darwin later added to the original text.
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • The classic that exploded into public controversy, revolutionized the course of science, and continues to transform our views of the world.

  • De l´origine des espèces au moyen de la sélection naturelle, ou la Préservation des races favorisées dans la lutte pour la vie (titre anglais original : On the origin of species by means of natural selection, or the Preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life), est un ouvrage de Charles Darwin, publié le 24 novembre 1859 et dans lequel il explique le mécanisme présidant, selon lui, à l'évolution graduelle des espèces vivantes dans la nature. Malgré son titre, cet ouvrage est considéré aujourd'hui comme fondateur de la théorie de l'évolution moderne.

  • 'The vessel drove before her bows two billows of liquid phosphorus' A selection of Darwin's extraordinary adventures during the voyage of the Beagle Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.

    Charles Darwin (1809-1882). Darwin's Autobiographies, On the Origin of Species, The Descent of Man, The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals and The Voyage of the Beagle are available in Penguin Classics.

  • Published amid a firestorm of controversy in 1859, this is a book that changed the world. Reasoned and well-documented in its arguments, it offers coherent views of natural selection, adaptation, the struggle for existence, survival of the fittest, and other concepts that form the foundation of evolutionary theory.

  • Extrait :
    "Quand on compare les individus appartenant à une même variété ou à une même sous-variété de nos plantes cultivées depuis le plus longtemps et de nos animaux domestiques les plus anciens, on remarque tout d'abord qu'ils diffèrent ordinairement plus les uns des autres que les individus appartenant à une espèce ou à une variété quelconque à l'état de nature."

  • On the Origin of Species outlines Charles Darwin's world-changing theory that life on Earth had not been brought into being by a creator, but had arisen from a single common ancestor and had evolved over time through the process of natural selection. Received with both enthusiasm and hostility on its publication, it triggered a seismic shift in our understanding of humanity's place in the natural world. It is not only a brilliant work of science but also a clear, vivid, sometimes moving piece of popular writing that reflects both Darwin's genius and his boundless enthusiasm for our planet and its species.This beautiful Macmillan Collector's Library edition of On the Origin of Species is complete and unabridged, and features an afterword by Oliver Francis.Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

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