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The Origin of Species
by Charles Darwin


Overview - Perhaps the most readable and accessible of the great works of the scientific imagination, The Origin of Species sold out on the day it was published in 1859. Theologians quickly labeled Charles Darwin the most dangerous man in England, and, as the Saturday Review noted, the uproar over the book quickly 'passed beyond the bounds of the study and lecture-room into the drawing-room and the public street.' Yet after reading it, Darwin's friend and colleague T.H.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Perhaps the most readable and accessible of the great works of the scientific imagination, The Origin of Species sold out on the day it was published in 1859. Theologians quickly labeled Charles Darwin the most dangerous man in England, and, as the Saturday Review noted, the uproar over the book quickly 'passed beyond the bounds of the study and lecture-room into the drawing-room and the public street.' Yet after reading it, Darwin's friend and colleague T.H. Huxley had a different reaction: 'How extremely stupid not to have thought of that.'

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780679600701
  • ISBN-10: 0679600701
  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • Publish Date: September 1993
  • Page Count: 720
  • Dimensions: 7.52 x 5.12 x 1.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds

Series: Modern Library (Hardcover)

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