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Met with instant controversy upon its 19th century publication, Charles Darwin's "The Origin of Species" detailed the theory of evolution and natural selection, and revolutionized the way humans think of themselves, their past, other animals and the planet. Although it remains one of the most influential scientific texts in history, Darwin's presentation is intentional readable and accessible as he draws on his experiences on board the H.M.S. Beagle to articulate his theory.
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The writing is so clear - and importantly, not at all constrictive or proscriptive - that it allows us to extrapolate to the nature of mankind, where humans have evolved to breach the rules of evolution...It certainly looks a book to prize and cherish. But those choosing to read it will find it actually a very readable book.Read Full Review of The Origin of Species: By Mea...
David Quammen has produced a very nice edition of Origin that relies on the first edition for its text...while simultaneous profusely illustrating it with period illustrations...All-in-all this is an excellent way for the Darwin neophyte to experience Origin and get some nice background into Darwin?s life and time. Highly recommended!Read Full Review of The Origin of Species: By Mea...
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