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    Description""On the Origin of Species" must be high on any serious list of the most important and influential books ever written. On its first publication in 1859, Thomas Henry Huxley exclaimed 'How extremely stupid of me not to have thought of that.' Charles Darwin's revolutionary idea is, indeed, an astoundingly simple one, especially when you measure it against the magnitude of what it explains - every fact that we know about life on Earth. Listen to "On the Origin of Species", and you immediately find yourself ushered into the presence of one of the finest minds ever to grace this planet. In this recording, which was a true labour of love, I made no attempt to act the part of Darwin, but instead worked hard, as a modern follower of Darwin, to convey the true meaning of every sentence. I even surprised myself: the exercise of reading Darwin's words aloud and identifying in very phrase the syllable that needed to be stressed, revealed to me subtleties and depths of meaning that I had missed when reading quietly to myself. I hope listeners will be enlightened in the same way. Of Darwin's six editions, I chose to abridge from the first. Surprisingly, and in many ways it is the most modern. Moreover, it is of the greatest historical interest, as being the one that actually hit the Victorian solar plexus and drove out the wind of centuries. In abridging the book, my priority was to cut those passages that are now known to be wrong, notably those concerned with genetics. I believe it is what Darwin himself would have wished. What takes my breath away as a modern biologist is how much Darwin got right. It has been well said that he worked a century and more ahead of his time." (Richard Dawkins, renowned evolutionist and scholar, is the reader of this audiobook).

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    On the Origin of Species
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charles Darwin, Read by Richard Dawkins
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Number of pages: 5
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 144 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    ISBN 13: 9781904605775
    ISBN 10: 190460577X

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: PSAJ
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BISAC V2.8: SCI034000
    LC classification: QH
    DC22: 576.82
    Abridged Dewey: 570
    BISAC V2.8: SCI008000, LCO010000
    Ingram Subject Code: KN
    BISAC V2.8: SCI027000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 56730
    Thema V1.0: DNL, PSAJ
    5, Abridged
    Edition statement
    Abridged edition
    Canongate Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    CSA Word
    Publication date
    23 November 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Charles Darwin (1809-82) was an English naturalist and author, who achieved international fame for his ground-breaking theory of evolution. Reader and adaptor for audio, Richard Dawkins is a Professor of Science at Oxford University and the author of best-selling books on Darwinian evolution, including The Selfish Gene and The God Delusion.
    Review quote
    * Dawkins reads engagingly and the whole effect is like David Attenborough without the pictures. The Sunday Times * The listener is left aghast at just how much Darwin got right. Rachel Redford, The Observer