Charles Darwin

  • 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

  • Pendant plus de vingt ans, Charles R. Darwin travailla sur la question de l'origine des espèces, ce " mystère des mystères ". D'abord partisan de la stabilité des espèces, il finit par être convaincu de leur mutabilité progressive. Cette thèse était radicale, l'admettre était " comme confesser un meurtre ". Après un premier manuscrit, rédigé en 1844, le naturaliste anglais finit par publier, en 1859, un " résumé " de sa théorie : c'est le livre connu sous le titre de L ' Origine des espèces.
    Ce texte connaîtra, du vivant de Darwin, six éditions successives et les deux tiers des phrases en seront modifiés. Dès lors, quelle édition faut-il lire ? La sixième et dernière édition (1872) passa longtemps pour être la formulation ultime du message que Darwin adressa à la postérité. Aujourd'hui, cependant, le public anglophone se tourne massivement vers la première édition : la version originale de 1859, celle " qui a ébranlé les bases du monde " selon le mot d'Ernst W. Mayr.
    C'est donc le texte originel de Darwin que cette traduction met à la disposition des lecteurs francophones. Ce volume offre une véritable édition scientifique de L'Origine. Les nombreuses notes permettent de décoder les références implicites de Darwin et rendent accessibles de nouvelles découvertes faites dans ses manuscrits et sa correspondance.
    Thierry Hoquet
    Professeur à l'université Jean Moulin Lyon-3, est spécialiste de l'histoire et de a philosophie de la biologie. Il est l'auteur, notamment, de Darwin contre Darwin (Seuil, 2009) et vient de traduire Le Gène généreux, de Joan Roughgarden (Seuil, 2012).

  • On the Origin of Species

    Charles Darwin

    • Capstone
    • 16 December 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.

  • First published in 1839, `The Voyage of the Beagle' by famous naturalist Charles Darwin is a vivid travel journal written over the course of his five-year journey about HMS Beagle. Full of detailed scientific observations, the journal also details his changing beliefs about species, which would go on to inform his theories on evolution and natural selection. Packed full of vivid descriptions, this is a fascinating window into the mind and workings of the renowned naturalist from this now legendary trip.

    Charles Darwin (1809-1882) was an English naturalist, best known for his work on the science of evolution. Though controversial at the time, his theory on natural selection and 1859 book `On the Origin of Species' is now a fundamental part of modern science and studies of the natural world. His five-year voyage aboard HMS Beagle established him as a geologist and naturalist, and it was knowledge gleaned on this trip that led to his now internationally renowned theory of natural selection. Plagued by ill health in later life, Darwin died at the aged of 73 and was honoured with a burial in Westminster Abbey.

  • 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.GREAT IDEAS. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

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    'How fleeting are the wishes and efforts of man! how short his time! and consequently how poor will his products be, compared with those accumulated by nature during whole geological periods.'
    Still considered one of the most important and groundbreaking works of science ever written, Darwin's eminently readable exploration of the evolutionary process challenged most of the strong beliefs of the Western world. Forced to question the idea of the Creator, mid-nineteenth century readers were faced with Darwin's theories on the laws of natural selection and the randomness of evolution, causing massive controversy at the time. However, Darwin's theories remain instrumental in providing the backbone to modern biology today.

  • WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY DARWIN'S GREAT-GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER, RUTH PADELWhen 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 Darwin’s 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. Beagle took 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 Geographic’s major cross-platform event in spring 2009 to celebrate the anniversary.

  • '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.

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    Introduced by Richard Dawkins. Easily the most influential book published in the nineteenth century, Darwin’s The Origin of Species is also that most unusual phenomenon, an altogether readable discussion of a scientific subject. On its appearance in 1859 it was immediately recognized by enthusiasts and detractors alike as a work of the greatest importance: its revolutionary theory of evolution by means of natural selection provoked a furious reaction that continues to this day. The Origin of Species is here published together with Darwin’s earlier Voyage of the ‘Beagle.’ This 1839 account of the journeys to South America and the Pacific islands that first put Darwin on the track of his remarkable theories derives an added charm from his vivid description of his travels in exotic places and his eye for the piquant detail.

  • 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 Darwin’s 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 Prize–winning science historian Edward J. Larson, an introductory historical sketch, and a glossary Darwin later added to the original text.

  • 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 Darwin’s 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 Prize–winning science historian Edward J. Larson, an introductory historical sketch, and a glossary Darwin later added to the original text.

  • 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.

  • Il faut regarder sa main et imaginer un instant, qu'un jour, ce ne fut qu'une palme. Voilà où nous entraîne ce formidable recueil scientifique.

  • "El origen de las especies" se ha convertido por méritos propios en uno de los tratados científicos más importantes jamás escritos, y es sin duda el destacado del siglo XIX. Charles Darwin lo publica por primera vez en 1859, convirtiéndose en precursor de la teoría de la biología evolutiva. Su publicación suscito fuertes críticas, ensalzando su fama hasta nuestros días.

  • « Je pensais, guidé par des considérations théoriques, qu'on pourrait obtenir quelques résultats intéressants relativement à la nature et au rapport des espèces qui varient le plus, en dressant un tableau de toutes les variétés de plusieurs flores bien étudiées. »

    Charles Darwin

  • This carefully crafted ebook: "On the Origin of Species, 6th Edition + On the Tendency of Species to Form Varieties (The Original Scientific Text leading to "On the Origin of Species")" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
    This work of scientific literature is considered to be the foundation of evolutionary biology. Its full title was On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. For the sixth edition of 1872, the title was changed to The Origin of Species. Darwin's book introduced the scientific theory that populations evolve over the course of generations through a process of natural selection. It presented a body of evidence that the diversity of life arose by common descent through a branching pattern of evolution. Darwin included evidence that he had gathered on the Beagle expedition in the 1830s and his subsequent findings from research, correspondence, and experimentation. Various evolutionary ideas had already been proposed to explain new findings in biology. There was growing support for such ideas among dissident anatomists and the general public, but during the first half of the 19th century the English scientific establishment was closely tied to the Church of England, while science was part of natural theology. Ideas about the transmutation of species were controversial as they conflicted with the beliefs that species were unchanging parts of a designed hierarchy and that humans were unique, unrelated to other animals. The political and theological implications were intensely debated, but transmutation was not accepted by the scientific mainstream.
    The book was written for non-specialist readers and attracted widespread interest upon its publication. As Darwin was an eminent scientist, his findings were taken seriously and the evidence he presented generated scientific, philosophical, and religious discussion. The debate over the book contributed to the campaign by T.H. Huxley and his fellow members of the X Club to secularise science by promoting scientific naturalism. Within two decades there was widespread scientific agreement that evolution, with a branching pattern of common descent, had occurred, but scientists were slow to give natural selection the significance that Darwin thought appropriate. During the "eclipse of Darwinism" from the 1880s to the 1930s, various other mechanisms of evolution were given more credit. With the development of the modern evolutionary synthesis in the 1930s and 1940s, Darwin's concept of evolutionary adaptation through natural selection became central to modern evolutionary theory, now the unifying concept of the life sciences.
    Chapter 1 - Variation Under Domestication
    Chapter 2 - Variation Under Nature
    Chapter 3 - Struggle For Existence
    Chapter 4 - Natural Selection; Or The Survival Of The Fittest
    Chapter 5 - Laws Of Variation
    Chapter 6 - Difficulties Of The Theory
    Chapter 7 - Miscellaneous Objections To The Theory Of Natural Selection
    Chapter 8 - Instinct
    Chapter 9 - Hybridism
    Chapter 10 - On The Imperfection Of The Geological Record
    Chapter 11 - On The Geological Succession Of Organic Beings
    Chapter 12 - Geographical Distribution
    Chapter 13 - Geographical Distribution--Continued
    Chapter 14 - Mutual Affinities Of Organic Beings: Morphology -- Embryology -- Rudimentary Organs
    Chapter 15 - Recapitulation And Conclusion
    Glossary Of The Principal Scientific Terms Used In The Present Volume

  • Nunca ninguém fez mais para mudar a nossa opinião sobre o que nos torna humanos do que Charles Darwin, cuja teoria da evolução revolucionou completamente o mundo vitoriano, ao reescrever as nossas noções da vida na terra. A obra de Darwin teve grande impacto sobre o pensamento religioso da época. Muitas pessoas opunham-se violentamente à ideia de evolução, pois isso colidia com as suas convicções religiosas.

  • Extrait : "Il n'est pas douteux que la hauteur de la voix ne soit en rapport avec certains états de l'âme. Une personne qui se plaint doucement d'un mauvais traitement ou d'une souffrance légère parle presque toujours dans un ton élevé. Lorsqu'un chien est un peu impatient, il pousse souvent, par les narines, une sorte de sifflement aigu, qui nous frappe immédiatement comme une plainte; mais combien il est difficile de savoir si ce son est en effet essentiellement plaintif, ou si seulement il nous paraît tel parce que nous avons appris sa signification par expérience!" (C. Darwin)

  • Charles Darwin

    Charles Darwin

    Ce volume 156 contient les oeuvres de Charles Darwin
    Charles Darwin, né le 12 février 1809 à Shrewsbury dans le Shropshire et mort le 19 avril 1882 à Downe dans le Kent , est un naturaliste et paléontologue anglais dont les travaux sur l'évolution des espèces vivantes ont révolutionné la biologie avec son ouvrage L'Origine des espèces paru en 1859. Célèbre au sein de la communauté scientifique de son époque pour son travail sur le terrain et ses recherches en géologie , il a adopté l'hypothèse émise 50 ans auparavant par le Français Jean-Baptiste de Lamarck selon laquelle toutes les espèces vivantes ont évolué au cours du temps à partir d'un seul ou quelques ancêtres communs et il a soutenu avec Alfred Wallace que cette évolution était due au processus dit de la « sélection naturelle ». (Wikipedia)

    Voyage d'un naturaliste autour du monde 1839
    Observations géologiques sur les îles volcaniques 1844
    L'Origine des espèces 1859
    La Descendance de l'homme et la sélection sexuelle 1871
    Voyage d'un naturaliste (Extraits) 1839
    Darwin et ses critiques , A. Laugel 1868
    Origines des espèces animales et végétales, A. de Quatrefages. 1869
    L'Origine de l'homme d'après Darwin , R. Radau 1871
    La Vie de Charles Darwin, H. de Varigny 1887
    Darwin, Félix Le Dantec 1901
    Lamarck et Darwin, Y. Delage 1909
    Les livrels de lci-eBooks sont des compilations d'oeuvres appartenant au domaine public : les textes d'un même auteur sont regroupés dans un eBook à la mise en page soignée, pour la plus grande commodité du lecteur. On trouvera le catalogue sur le site de l'éditeur.

  • Première édition française, traduite sur la base de l'édition de Londres de 1860. Après l'ouvrage `L'origine de l'espèce' le `Voyage d'un naturaliste' c'est l'ouvrage de Darwin le plus souvent réimprimé, surtout connu sous le titre ` Le Voyage du Beagle'.
    Contenant : VIII pages de préfaces. Ouvrage orné de vignettes in-texte. Traduit de l'anglais par M. Ed. Barbier. San Iago. Iles du Cap Vert. Rochers de Saint Paul. Bahia Brésil. Rio de Janeiro. Maldonado. Oiseaux. Quadrupèdes. Lacs slés. Bahia Blanca. Hospitalité. Etat de la société. Buenos Ayres Santa Fè. Le Rhynchops Nigra.Le Banda oriental. Océan atlantique. Patagonie. Géologie. Manière de faire le feu. Le Santa Cruz. Les Iles Falkland. La Terre de Feu. Terrible tempête. Chili central. Chiloé. Excursion. Valdivia. Concepcion. Le Portillo. Politesse des habitants. Géologie de la Cordillère. Mendoza. Chili septentrional. Pluies et tremblements de terre. Archipel des Galapagos. Oiseaux. Reptiles. Amblyrhynchus marin. Coquillages. Taïti. Tempérance des indigènes. Nouvelle-Zélande. Le frottement des nez. Funérailles d'une indigène. Autralie. Extinction des indigènes. Van Diémen. Danse indigène. Détroit du Roi Georges. Danse indigène. Iles de corail. Ile Maurice. Sainte Hélène. Bahia Brésil. Coup d'oeil rétrospectif. Table alphabétique des Matières.

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  • En tant que biologiste évolutionniste, Darwin a révolutionné la psychologie naissante. Plus que son fameux livre l'origine des espèces, c'est cet ouvrage qui doit être cité comme un livre de référence en psychologie et comme base de la psychologie comparative et de la psychologie développementale. L'homme est ici présenté comme l'aboutissement d'une descendance qui accumule toute l'hérédité animale à la fois physique et mentale; entre les animaux et les hommes il n'existe donc qu'une différence de degré de développement des facultés mentales.