On the Origin of Species

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The On the Origin of Species (full title On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life) is a major work of scientific literature released in 1859 by Charles Darwin. It is considered the founding work of evolutionary biology. Darwin's book introduced the scientific theory that populations evolve over the course of generations through a process of natural selection.