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Darwin's Origin of Species
by Janet Browne


Overview - Charles Darwin s foremost biographer, Janet Browne, delivers a vivid and accessible introduction to the book that permanently altered our understanding of what it is to be human. A sensation on its publication in 1859, "The Origin of the Species "profoundly shocked Victorian readers by calling into question the belief in a Creator with its description of evolution through natural selection.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Charles Darwin s foremost biographer, Janet Browne, delivers a vivid and accessible introduction to the book that permanently altered our understanding of what it is to be human. A sensation on its publication in 1859, "The Origin of the Species "profoundly shocked Victorian readers by calling into question the belief in a Creator with its description of evolution through natural selection. And Darwin s seminal work is nearly as controversial today. In her illuminating study, Browne delves into the long genesis of Darwin s theories, from his readings as a university student and his five-year voyage on the "Beagle," to his debates with contemporaries and experiments in his garden. She explores the shock to Darwin when he read of competing scientist s similar discoveries and the wide and immediate impact of Darwin s theories on the world. As one of the launch titles in Atlantic Monthly Press Books That Changed the World series, Browne s history takes readers inside "The Origin of the Species" and shows why it can fairly claim to be the greatest science book ever published."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780802143464
  • ISBN-10: 0802143466
  • Publisher: Grove Press
  • Publish Date: February 2008
  • Page Count: 174
  • Dimensions: 7.86 x 5.22 x 0.49 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.42 pounds

Series: Books That Changed the World

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