There are a lot of editions of "Origin of Species" in print. I like this one, for two reasons. The first is that it is the First Edition of "Origin of Species", the one originally published by Darwin that first described the theory of evolution. Many other published versions of the "Origin of Species" are of the later editions, not the first.
The other thing I really like about this version is that it includes the two essays that Darwin wrote before he published "Origin of Species". The earlier essays give a picture of how Darwin's thinking changed over time, and how the theory of evolution itself evolved. Among other things, Darwin gave much greater weight to "saltations", or large sudden changes, in his earlier writings than he did in "Origin of Species". It is also interesting to see how various paragraphs in "Origin of Species" first appear in the earlier essays, and how they were modified over time.
I found it very interesting and informative.
Origin of Species and the Foundations of the Origin of Species: The Complete Text of Darwin's Original Unpublished Papers Describing the Theory of Evolution, and the First Edition of the Book That Presented It to the World 平装
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