On the Origin of Species: The Illustrated Edition

On the Origin of Species: The Illustrated Edition


By (author) Charles Darwin, Edited by David Quammen

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  • Publisher: STERLING
  • Format: Paperback | 560 pages
  • Dimensions: 228mm x 254mm x 40mm | 1,919g
  • Publication date: 4 October 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1402789599
  • ISBN 13: 9781402789595
  • Edition: Illustrated
  • Edition statement: Illustrated edition
  • Illustrations note: full colour throughout, includes illustrations, includes photographs
  • Sales rank: 109,017

Product description

Now in paperback, this richly illustrated edition of Charles Darwin's paradigm-shattering masterpiece brings his life and controversial theories into full view. Edited and with an introduction by award-winning science journalist David Quammen, it features more than 300 illustrations, including paintings, personal photographs, botanical and zoological studies and newspaper engravings. Excerpts from Darwin's other works (especially "The Voyage of the Beagle") and facsimile pages from his letters and diaries invite readers to experience Darwin's journey and scientific breakthrough.

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Author information

David Quammen is an award-winning science, nature and travel writer whose work has appeared in publications such as National Geographic, Harper's, Rolling Stone and the New York Times Book Review. He is a Rhodes Scholar and has also garnered a Guggenheim Fellowship, as well as winning the John Burroughs Medal for nature writing. He has also written several other books.

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Praise for the hardcover edition "The most influential book in science gets a face-lift with some amazing graphics and Quammen's erudite editing."--"Library Journal" (The Best Sci-Tech books of 2008) "The perfect way to become acquainted with the authentic voice of the greatest biologist of all time, in a context provided by one of the finest scientific writers of today."--Gregory A. Petsko, "European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Journal"