On the Origin of Species

On the Origin of Species

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An instant bestseller in 1859, few books have had such a revolutionary impact and left such a lasting impression as On the Origin of Species. Possibly the most important and challenging scientific book ever published, Darwin's language remains
surprisingly modern and direct and is presented here in a faithful facsimile edition. The text is taken from the second edition (1860), which is the same as the first except for some minor corrections and so is the purest distillation of Darwin's original vision. It includes a new foreword by David Williams, Researcher at the Natural History Museum,and the introductory
appendix, An Historical Sketch of the Recent Progress of Opinion on the Origin, which first appeared in the third edition (1861). As such it is an ideal scholarly resource as well an attractive and excellent value edition for the general reader.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 520 pages
  • 123 x 195 x 27mm | 480.81g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • 0565095021
  • 9780565095024
  • 85,375

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Just the right size to hold in the hand, with its classically presented typeface and composition, its bright, hard-finished (but not glossy) paper, and its richly embossed cover that feels exactly like a book of substance should feel, this Origin is one I shall now be turning to both for reference as well as for personal enjoyment. - The Well-Read Naturalist The Dispersal of Darwin 'This is a small, and handsome facsimile edition of the second edition of Origin from 1860, with a green cover mimicking that of the original first edition from 1859... While there are many current editions of Darwin's Origin one could have on their shelf, this affordable and highly-pleasing edition would be a great way to go.' The Dispersal of Darwin
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About Charles Darwin

Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882) was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist. For his pioneering theory of evolution he is celebrated as one the greatest British scientists who ever lived.
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