On the Origin of Species

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

  • Interest Level: Grade 7 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 12

In 1831 British naturalist Charles Darwin joined a five-year expedition on the ship HMS Beagle. As the crew explored the southern hemisphere, Darwin took extensive notes on the organisms he encountered and how they differed from the species back home in England. He began to formulate ideas about the effect of natural selection on the evolution of species over time. The evidence he gathered, especially finch specimens collected from South America and the Galápagos Islands, provided further proof for his theory. In 1859, more than twenty years later, Darwin published his research—and sparked a heated debate. Misunderstood by theologians and misappropriated by eugenicists, it would be years before Darwin’s controversial theory gained widespread acceptance in the scientific community. This is an unabridged version of Charles Darwin’s fundamental text on evolutionary biology.

Format Your Price
Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 12
Genre Nonfiction, Young Adult
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand First Avenue Classics ™
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™
Language English
Publication Date 2018-01-01
Text Type Argument
BISACS SCI008000, SCI034000, SCI027000
Dewey 576.8
Lexile 1450
Features Table of contents

Author: Charles Darwin