ISBN-10:
0674032810
ISBN-13:
9780674032811
Pub. Date:
05/30/2009
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
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, James T. Costa

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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)

About the Author

James T. Costa is Executive Director of Highlands Biological Station and Professor of Biology at Western Carolina University.

Date of Birth:

February 12, 1809

Date of Death:

April 19, 1882

Place of Birth:

Shrewsbury, England

Place of Death:

London, England

Education:

B.A. in Theology, Christ¿s College, Cambridge University, 1831

Table of Contents


  • Introduction

  • On the Origin of Species

  • Coda: The Origin Evolving

  • References

  • Biographical Notes

  • Acknowledgments

  • Subject Index

What People are Saying About This

The Annotated Origin is a culminating and, in an original manner of its own, the most useful of the centennial Darwin publications. It gives you the choice of reading page by page the original Origin, or its modern interpretation, or both together.

Andrew Berry

On the Origin of Species has too long been one of those worthy books whose fate is to be lauded but unread. Jim Costa's deft commentary--an authoritative and engaging mix of history and science--will change that. The Origin is forbidding and inaccessible no longer--it has evolved! The Annotated Origin of Species restores, for modern readers, the freshness and excitement that made it a bestseller when it first appeared. Charles Darwin, I'm sure, couldn't wish for a better 200th birthday present.

Andrew Berry, editor of Infinite Tropics, An Alfred Russel Wallace Anthology

Bernd Heinrich

Brilliant.
Bernd Heinrich, author of The Snoring Bird: My Family's Journey Through a Century of Biology

Janet Browne

Despite being 150 years old, the Origin is a living text for biologists. It is full of unsurpassed natural history observations, a model of careful scientific argument that still can catch the imagination with the grandeur of the views it puts forward. Jim Costa has provided an exceptionally lucid explanation.
Janet Browne, author of Charles Darwin: The Power of Place

Edward O. Wilson

The Annotated Origin is a culminating and, in an original manner of its own, the most useful of the centennial Darwin publications. It gives you the choice of reading page by page the original Origin, or its modern interpretation, or both together.

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