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    DescriptionCharles 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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    Title
    On the Origin of Species
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charles Darwin, Edited by Jim Endersby
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 520
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 939 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521867092
    ISBN 10: 0521867096
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SCI
    B&T Book Type: FI
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY
    BIC subject category V2: PDX
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.9T
    BIC subject category V2: PS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16100
    B&T General Subject: 500
    DC22: 576.82
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: D
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LCO000000, SCI027000
    DC22: 576.8/2
    LC classification: QH365 .O2 2009b
    Thema V1.0: PDX
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    12 b/w illus.
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    29 May 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Jim Endersby is Lecturer in British History at the University of Sussex.
    Review quote
    '[This] anniversary edition of the Origin of Species is one of the best editions available and a highly recommended book, especially for students and newcomers in Darwin's world.' Newsletter, International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Group 'There is no way to understand Darwin unless one reads his own writings: the Origin of Species is an excellent starting point to read Darwin and I will argue that this Cambridge anniversary edition is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to read the book, especially if he knows absolutely nothing about it. Science and Education Journal
    Table of contents
    Introduction; On the Origin of Species; Appendix 1: An Evolving Origin; Appendix 2: Biographical Register; Explanatory Notes; Bibliography.