Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin (1809-1882) was an English naturalist whose best-known book, On the Origin of Species (1859) underpins much of modern thought on how life on Earth developed into the variety of species we have today. Rather than a divine designer, Darwin argued that it was evolution by natural selection that created creatures so seemingly well-adapted to their environment. According to evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne, On the Origin of Species is a book “you have to have read if you want to be considered an educated person.” However, Charles Darwin wrote more than 50 books and some of his others have also been recommended on Five Books:

(NB An excellent biography of Darwin has also been highlighted on Five Books).

Books by Charles Darwin

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