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The Origin of Species - Charles Darwin
The Origin of Species
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Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection is both a key scientific work of research, still read by scientists, and a readable narrative that has had a cultural impact unmatched by any other scientific text. First published in 1859, it has continued to sell, to be... show more
Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection is both a key scientific work of research, still read by scientists, and a readable narrative that has had a cultural impact unmatched by any other scientific text. First published in 1859, it has continued to sell, to be reviewed and discussed, attacked and defended. The Origin is one of those books whose controversial reputation ensures that many who have never read it nevertheless have an opinion about it. Jim Endersby's major new scholarly edition debunks some of the myths that surround Darwin's book, while providing a detailed examination of the contexts within which it was originally written, published and read. Endersby provides a new, up-to-date and very readable introduction to this classic text and a level of scholarly apparatus (explanatory notes, bibliography and appendixes) that is unmatched by any other edition.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780785819110 (0785819118)
Publisher: Castle Books
Pages no: 703
Edition language: English
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Quite the Wondering Selection
Quite the Wondering Selection rated it
4.0 The Origin of Species
So glad i finally got this one read. Right from the start it put new thoughts and ideas into my mind. The opening on domestication, like why cow ears flop--no muscles since no prey--mindblowing! Thinking about our trachea and how food can fall into lungs, except for a glottis. Why wouldn't natur...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
4.0 The Origin of Species: By Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life
Decry or applaud it, there's no question this work has had a profound effect not just on science, but the culture at large. What I wouldn't read this book for is the science, or in an effort to either defend or refute the argument for evolution. The core of Darwin's argument certainly is still what ...
Clif's Book World
Clif's Book World rated it
3.0
My book group selected this book for discussion probably because of the historic impact it has had on the field of science. However, I found it to be very worthy of respect from a literary viewpoint. Charles Darwin's writing comes across as a methodical thinker and patient explainer to many recalc...
Khaleel
Khaleel rated it
Rating books is like valuing art time which the work had been created plays the most considered part , then the influence which the book makes in our time , from this point of view The Origin of Species deserve 5 stars worthily I have kind of “ spiritual “ connection with this book , reading it i...
Tolle Lege!.
Tolle Lege!. rated it
5.0 On the Origin of Species
I've probably listened to and rated over 15 books about evolution over the last two years, but I was always hesitant to read the granddaddy of them all. I should not have been and am glad I did for the following reasons,1) The book reads as well as any of the good popular science books available on ...
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