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Darwin, Charles: El Origen de las Especies


Autor Darwin, Charles
Verlag iUniverse
Einband Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
Erscheinungsjahr 1999
Seitenangabe 224 S.
Meldetext Folgt in ca. 10 Arbeitstagen
Ausgabekennzeichen Spanisch
Abbildungen Paperback
Masse H22.9 cm x B15.2 cm x D1.4 cm 371 g

Fr. 27.50
Verfügbarkeit: Am Lager
ISBN: 978-1-58348-777-8
Verfügbarkeit: Folgt in ca. 10 Arbeitstagen

Über den Autor Darwin, Charles

Charles Robert Darwin, (12 February 1809 - 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. His proposition that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors is now widely accepted, and considered a foundational concept in science. In a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, he introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding. Darwin's early interest in nature led him to neglect his medical education at the University of Edinburgh; instead, he helped to investigate marine invertebrates. Studies at the University of Cambridge (Christ's College) encouraged his passion for natural science. His five-year voyage on HMS Beagle established him as an eminent geologist whose observations and theories supported Charles Lyell's conception of gradual geological change, and publication of his journal of the voyage made him famous as a popular author. Puzzled by the geographical distribution of wildlife and fossils he collected on the voyage, Darwin began detailed investigations, and in 1838 conceived his theory of natural selection. Although he discussed his ideas with several naturalists, he needed time for extensive research and his geological work had priority. He was writing up his theory in 1858 when Alfred Russel Wallace sent him an essay that described the same idea, prompting immediate joint publication of both of their theories. Darwin's work established evolutionary descent with modification as the dominant scientific explanation of diversification in nature. Darwin has been described as one of the most influential figures in human history, and he was honoured by burial in Westminster Abbey.

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