Darwin, Charles (Author), David Quammen (Editor)

2009 marked the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. In his landmark study, Darwin theorised that populations evolve over the course of generations through a process of natural selection. These ideas flew in the face of long-held beliefs and the book immediately became one of the most controversial scientific works in history – and it still remains so today.

This richly illustrated edition of Charles Darwin’s paradigm-shattering masterpiece brings Darwin’s life and controversial theories into full view.  Edited and with an introduction by award-winning science journalist David Quammen, it features more than 300 illustrations, including paintings, personal photographs, botanical and zoological studies, and newspaper engravings. Excerpts from Darwin’s other works, especially The Voyage of the Beagle, and facsimile pages from his letters and diaries invite readers to experience Darwin’s journey and scientific breakthrough.

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Sterling Signature, August 2011.  544 pages, paperback, colour and black and white photos, colour and black and white illustrations, black and white line drawings, maps

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Weight 1925 g