Poetry Madness
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Interviews | March 17, 2014

Shawn Donley: IMG Peter Stark: The Powells.com Interview



Peter StarkIt's hard to believe that 200 years ago, the Pacific Northwest was one of the most remote and isolated regions in the world. In 1810, four years... Continue »
  1. $19.59 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$13.00
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
18 Local Warehouse Biology- Evolution
12 Remote Warehouse Biology- Evolution

More copies of this ISBN

On the Origin of Species (Penguin Classics)

by

On the Origin of Species (Penguin Classics) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

A special anniversary edition with a cover by controversial artist Damien Hirst

This landmark work of scientific and philosophical thought sets forth Charles Darwin?s pioneering theory of evolution and the interdependence of species. On the Origin of Species had an immediate and profound impact on the literature and ideas of his contemporaries. Without setting out to be controversial, Darwin became quite possibly the most revolutionary writer of the Victorian age, overturning the widely held religious and scientific beliefs of his time.

About the Author

Charles Darwin (1809-1882), a Victorian scientist and naturalist, is regarded as one of the most famous figures of science in history.

William Bynum is professor emeritus of the history of medicine at University College, London.

Damien Hirst is an acclaimed artist, known in particular for his series of works on death.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140439120
Author:
Darwin, Charles
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Illustrator:
Hirst, Damien
Editor:
Bynum, William
Editor:
Bynum, W. F.
Author:
Keynes, Richard Darwin
Author:
Hirst, Damien
Author:
Bynum, William
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Biology-Evolution
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
7.76x5.12x1.02 in. .90 lbs.
Age Level:
17-17

Other books you might like

  1. The Descent of Man (Great Minds Series) Used Trade Paper $10.50
  2. The Voyage of the Beagle: Charles...
    Used Trade Paper $8.00
  3. Our Southern Highlanders Used Trade Paper $13.00
  4. A Time of Gifts (New York Review...
    New Trade Paper $16.95
  5. Commerce of the Prairies: Life on... Used Trade Paper $14.00
  6. The European Revolutions, 1848-1851 New Trade Paper $42.50

Related Subjects


Reference » Science Reference » Philosophy of Science
Science and Mathematics » Biology » Darwin Criticism
Science and Mathematics » Biology » Evolution
Science and Mathematics » Biology » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Darwin

On the Origin of Species (Penguin Classics) New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$13.00 In Stock
Product details 480 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140439120 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
A special anniversary edition with a cover by controversial artist Damien Hirst

This landmark work of scientific and philosophical thought sets forth Charles Darwin?s pioneering theory of evolution and the interdependence of species. On the Origin of Species had an immediate and profound impact on the literature and ideas of his contemporaries. Without setting out to be controversial, Darwin became quite possibly the most revolutionary writer of the Victorian age, overturning the widely held religious and scientific beliefs of his time.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and eBooks — here at Powells.com.