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Edward J. Larson

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EDWARD J. LARSON is Russell Professor of History and Talmadge Professor of Law at the University of Georgia. He is the recipient of multiple awards for teaching and writing, including the 1998 Pulitzer Prize in History for his book, Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America’s Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion. His most recent book is Evolution’s Workshop: God and Science on the Galapagos Islands. His articles have appeared in dozens of journals including The Atlantic Monthly, Nature, The Nation, and Scientific American.


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The Essential Words and Writings of Clarence Darrow

Written by Clarence Darrow
Edited by Edward J. Larson


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: June 12, 2007
Price: $14.95

The celebrated American lawyer Clarence Darrow was renowned for his spirited, ruthlessly logical defense of populist causes and controversial ideas. Even today, Darrow’s words continue to frame public discussion about our civil liberties and our religious and civic life. In this timely volume, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Edward J. Larson and ethicist... Read more >

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The Origin of Species

Written by Charles Darwin
Foreword by Edward J. Larson


Format: Hardcover, 720 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 31, 1993
Price: $23.00

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The Origin of Species
(A Modern Library E-Book)
Written by Charles Darwin
Foreword by Edward J. Larson


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 1, 2000
Price: $2.99

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The Origin of Species

Written by Charles Darwin
Foreword by Edward J. Larson


Format: Trade Paperback, 720 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 11, 1998
Price: $12.00

Perhaps the most readable of the great works of scientific imagination, The Origin of Species set forth a theory of evolution and natural selection that challenged contemporary beliefs about divine providence and the immutability of species.

This edition also includes an introductory sketch and a glossary Darwin later added to the original... Read more >

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Evolution
The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory
Written by Edward J. Larson


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 8, 2006
Price: $14.95

In this lively, deeply erudite work, Pulitzer Prize–winning science historian Edward J. Larson takes us on a guided tour of Darwin’s “dangerous idea,” from its theoretical antecedents in the early nineteenth century to the brilliant breakthroughs of Darwin and Wallace, to Watson and Crick’s stunning discovery of the DNA double helix... Read more >
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Evolution
The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory
Written by Edward J. Larson


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 8, 2006
Price: $11.99

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The Constitutional Convention
A Narrative History from the Notes of James Madison
Written by James Madison, Edward J. Larson and Michael P. Winship


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 6, 2011
Price: $11.99

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The Constitutional Convention
A Narrative History from the Notes of James Madison
Written by James Madison, Edward J. Larson and Michael P. Winship


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 8, 2005
Price: $16.00

In 1787, the American union was in disarray. The incompatible demands of the separate states threatened its existence; some states were even in danger of turning into the kind of tyranny they had so recently deposed.

A truly national government was needed, one that could raise money, regulate commerce, and defend... Read more >
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