On the Origin of Species / Edition 2

On the Origin of Species / Edition 2

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by Charles Darwin
     
 

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

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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 new 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 new, up-to-date and 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199219223
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/01/2009
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
630,416
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

A Chronology of Charles Darwin

On the Origin of Species 1

App. 1 Register of Writers 361

App. 2 Glossary of Scientific Terms 371

Index 385

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