Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection

Charles DARWIN (1809 - 1882)

Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species (publ. 1859) is a pivotal work in scientific literature and arguably the pivotal work in evolutionary biology. The book’s full title is On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. It introduced the theory that populations evolve over the course of generations through a process of natural selection. It was controversial because it contradicted religious beliefs which underlay the then current theories of biology. Darwin’s book was the culmination of evidence he had accumulated on the voyage of the Beagle in the 1830s and added to through continuing investigations and experiments since his return. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Nature, Science

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Variation Under Domestication - Part 1 Annie Coleman Rothenberg
00:49:23
Play 02 Variation Under Domestication - Part 2 Annie Coleman Rothenberg
00:57:46
Play 03 Variation Under Nature Kara Shallenberg
00:53:49
Play 04 Struggle for Existence Hugh McGuire
00:38:57
Play 05 Natural Selection; or the Survival of the Fittest – Part 1 David Barnes
00:56:30
Play 06 Natural Selection; or the Survival of the Fittest – Part 2 David Barnes
00:55:15
Play 07 Natural Selection; or the Survival of the Fittest – Part 3 David Barnes
00:58:29
Play 08 Laws of Variation Rainer
01:39:59
Play 09 Difficulties of the Theory – Part 1 Guntar
00:47:29
Play 10 Difficulties of the Theory – Part 2 Guntar
00:53:51
Play 11 Miscellaneous Objections to the Theory of Natural Selection – Part 1 Chip
00:59:42
Play 12 Miscellaneous Objections to the Theory of Natural Selection – Part 2 Chip
01:00:40
Play 13 Instinct - Part 1 Gesine
00:40:06
Play 14 Instinct - Part 2 Kurt Wong
00:33:09
Play 15 Instinct - Part 3 Anita Roy Dobbs
00:20:34
Play 16 Hybridism - Part 1 David Barnes
00:42:44
Play 17 Hybridism - Part 2 David Barnes
00:57:10
Play 18 On the Imperfection of the Geological Record – Part 1 Julian Jamison
00:31:48
Play 19 On the Imperfection of the Geological Record – Part 2 Julian Jamison
00:41:32
Play 20 On the Geological Succession of Organic Beings – Part 1 Denny Sayers
00:43:58
Play 21 On the Geological Succession of Organic Beings – Part 2 Denny Sayers
00:51:13
Play 22 Geographical Distribution – Part 1 Chip
00:47:40
Play 23 Geographical Distribution – Part 2 Chip
00:40:30
Play 24 Geographical Distribution – Continued Chip
01:01:16
Play 25 Mutual Affinities of Organic beings – Part 1 Peter Yearsley
00:50:02
Play 26 Mutual Affinities of Organic beings – Part 2 Peter Yearsley
01:19:33
Play 27 Recapitulation and Conclusion Nikolle Doolin
01:24:29
Play 28 Glossary of Terms Betsie Bush
00:45:03