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Charles Darwin

CHARLES ROBERT DARWIN was born in 1809 in Shrewsbury, England, to a wealthy intellectual family, his grandfather being the famous physician Erasmus Darwin. At Cambridge University he formed a friendship with J. S. Henslow, a professor of botany, and that association, along with his enthusiasm for collecting beetles, led to “a burning zeal,” as he wrote in his Autobiography, for the natural sciences. When Henslow obtained for him the post of naturalist on H.M.S. Beagle, the course of his life was fixed. The five-year-long voyage to the Southern Hemisphere between 1831 and 1836 would lay the foundation for his ideas about... Read More

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The Origin of Species
Written by Charles Darwin
Bantam Classics | Paperback | June 1999
$6.95/8.50(Canada) | 978-0-553-21463-5 (0-553-21463-2)

The publication of Darwin’s The Origin of Species in 1859 marked a dramatic turning point in scientific thought. The volume had taken Darwin more than twenty years to publish, in part because he envisioned the storm of controversy it was certain to unleash. Indeed, selling out its first edition on its... Read more






The Origin of Species
Written by Charles Darwin, Foreword by Edward J. Larson
Modern Library | Hardcover | August 1993
$23.00/25.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-60070-1 (0-679-60070-1)

Introduction by Edward J. Larson
 
Perhaps the most readable and accessible of the great works of scientific inquiry, The Origin of Species sold out its first printing on the very day it was published in 1859. Theologians quickly labeled Charles Darwin the most dangerous man in England and, as the... Read more






The Origin of Species
Written by Charles Darwin, Foreword by Edward J. Larson
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | August 1998
$12.00/14.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75146-2 (0-375-75146-7)

Introduction by Edward J. Larson
 
Perhaps the most readable and accessible of the great works of scientific inquiry, The Origin of Species sold out its first printing on the very day it was published in 1859. Theologians quickly labeled Charles Darwin the most dangerous man in England and, as the... Read more






The Origin of Species and The Voyage of the 'Beagle'
Written by Charles Darwin, Introduction by Richard Dawkins
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | October 2003
$32.00/39.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-4127-5 (1-4000-4127-9)

Easily the most influential book published in the nineteenth century, Darwin’s The Origin of Species is also that most unusual phenomenon, an altogether readable discussion of a scientific subject. On its appearance in 1859 it was immediately recognized by enthusiasts and detractors alike as a work of the greatest importance: its...

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The Voyage of the Beagle
Written by Charles Darwin, Introduction by Steve Jones
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | March 2001
$12.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-75680-1 (0-375-75680-9)

In 1831, Charles Darwin embarked on an expedition that, in his own words, determined my whole career. The Voyage of the Beagle chronicles his five-year journey around the world and especially the coastal waters of South America as a naturalist on the H.M.S. Beagle. While traveling through these unexplored countries collecting... Read more





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