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On the Origin of Species


  • 12 b/w illus.
  • Page extent: 520 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.95 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 576.8/2
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: QH365 .O2 2009b
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Evolution (Biology)
    • Natural selection

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521867092)

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$171.00 (R)

Charles 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 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 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.


Introduction; On the Origin of Species; Appendix 1. An evolving origin; Appendix 2. Biographical register; Explanatory notes; Bibliography.


"Endersby has faithfully edited the first edition of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, with footnotes elucidating the book's critical portions. His informative 57-page introduction examines the Origin from the perspective of how the book was received by Victorian readers....Scholars in natural history and the history of science will welcome this work."

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