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From the Publisher"Will appeal to naturalists, social scientists, and people in the humanities."
J.S. Schwartz, Choice
"Unquestionably, the thoroughness of [The Cambridge Companion to Darwin, 2nd Edition and The Cambridge Companion to the 'Origin of Species'] will be caviar for professional scholars. But they will also appeal to a wider readership for offering clear and up-to-date expositions of the historical developments and theoretical principles of Darwin's evolutionary thinking. ... these volumes are undeniably a great introduction to Darwin, his ideas and his legacies. With the wealth of historical and philosophical analyses, and the great variety of contributions covering major problems within the field, they constitute an indispensable tool for any teacher or student of Darwin and Darwinism. The general public will find a complete presentation of Darwin's thinking, while the scholarly can enjoy a number of revisionist claims sure to provoke responses, critical and otherwise." -
THIERRY HOQUET, British Journal of the History of Science
"Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species occupies a remarkable place in the history of science. No other scientific work of comparable standing was written for a general readership. No other has had quite the widespread impact, been so frequently translated, or is so easily available today in bookshops...." -
W.F. Bynum, Victorian Studies
"Most satisfyingly, as each writer engages with a particular section of the Origin or a particular problem, the reader is made aware of alternative possible interpretations and of the reasons that Darwin's theory must be understood as profoundly bound up in an extraordinary number of particular details that in public debate"
-George Levine,Rutgers University about evolution and Natural Selection are rarely alluded to."