Year 1859: Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" is published

"On the Origin of Species" is a work of scientific literature by Charles Darwin which is considered to be the foundation of evolutionary biology. Darwin's book introduced the scientific theory that populations evolve over the course of generations through a process of natural selection.

The book was written for non-specialist readers and attracted widespread interest upon its publication. With the development of the modern evolutionary synthesis in the 1930s and 1940s, Darwin's concept of evolutionary adaptation through natural selection became central to modern evolutionary theory, and it has now become the unifying concept of the life sciences.

Here is the audiobook of Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species".