The Annotated Origin: A Facsimile of the First Edition of On the Origin of Species

The Annotated Origin: A Facsimile of the First Edition of On the Origin of Species

by Charles Darwin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674032810

ISBN-13: 9780674032811

Pub. Date: 05/30/2009

Publisher: Harvard University Press

Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species is the most important and yet least read scientific work in the history of science. Now James T. Costa—experienced field biologist, theorist on the evolution of insect sociality, and passionate advocate for teaching Darwin in a society in which a significant proportion of adults believe that life on earth has

Overview

Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species is the most important and yet least read scientific work in the history of science. Now James T. Costa—experienced field biologist, theorist on the evolution of insect sociality, and passionate advocate for teaching Darwin in a society in which a significant proportion of adults believe that life on earth has been created in its present form within the last 10,000 years—has given a new voice to this epochal work. By leading readers line by line through the Origin, Costa brings evolution’s foundational text to life for a new generation.
The Annotated Origin is the edition of Darwin’s masterwork used in Costa’s course at Western Carolina University and in Harvard’s Darwin Summer Course at Oxford. A facsimile of the first edition of 1859 is accompanied by Costa’s extensive marginal annotations, drawing on his extensive experience with Darwin’s ideas in the field, lab, and classroom. This edition makes available an accessible, useful, and practical resource for anyone reading the Origin for the first time or for those who want to reread it with the insights and perspective that a working biologist can provide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674032811
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
05/30/2009
Edition description:
A Facsimile of the First Edition
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.70(d)

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Table of Contents


  • Introduction

  • On the Origin of Species

  • Coda: The Origin Evolving

  • References

  • Biographical Notes

  • Acknowledgments

  • Subject Index

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