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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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Autobiographies
Written by Charles Darwin, Edited by Michael Neve and Sharon Messenger
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | September 2002
$13.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-043390-6 (0-14-043390-2)

A glimpse into the mind of one of the world's intellectual giants

The Autobiographies of Charles Darwin (1809-82) provide a fascinating glimpse into the mind and experiences of one of the world's intellectual giants. They begin with engaging memories of his childhood and youth and of his burgeoning scientific curiosity and love... Read more






The Descent of Man
Written by Charles Darwin, Edited by Carl Zimmer, Commentaries by Carl Zimmer, Foreword by Frans DeWaal, Noted by Carl Zimmer
Plume | Trade Paperback | November 2007
$17.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-452-28888-1 (0-452-28888-6)

The most accessible edition ever published of Darwin?s incendiary classic, edited by ?as fine a science essayist as we have? (New York Times)

The Descent of Man, Darwin?s second landmark work on evolutionary theory (following The Origin of the Species), marked a turning point in the history of science with... Read more






The Descent of Man
Written by Charles Darwin, Introduction by James Moore and Adrian Desmond
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | June 2004
$20.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-043631-0 (0-14-043631-6)

Applying his controversial theory of evolution to the origins of the human species, Charles Darwin's The Descent of Man was the culmination of his life's work.

In The Origin of Species, Charles Darwin refused to discuss human evolution, believing the subject too 'surrounded with prejudices'. He had been reworking his notes... Read more






The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals
Written by Charles Darwin
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | July 2009
$18.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-143944-0 (0-14-143944-0)

Published in 1872, The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals was a book at the very heart of Darwin's research interests - a central pillar of his 'human' series. This book engaged some of the hardest questions in the evolution debate, and it showed the ever-cautious Darwin at his... Read more






On Natural Selection
Written by Charles Darwin
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | September 2005
$11.00/12.50(Canada) | 978-0-14-303630-2 (0-14-303630-0)

Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves—and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives—and destroyed them.

Now, Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and...

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On the Origin of Species
Written by Charles Darwin, Edited by William Bynum, Illustrated by Damien Hirst, Introduction by William Bynum, Noted by William Bynum
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | October 2009
$14.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-043912-0 (0-14-043912-9)

Charles Darwin's seminal formulation of the theory of Evolution, On the Origin of Species continues to be as controversial today as when it was first published.

Written for a general readership, On the Origin of Species sold out on the day of its publication and has remained in print ever since... Read more






The Origin of Species
Written by Charles Darwin, Introduction by Julian Huxley
Signet | Paperback | September 2003
$6.95/8.50(Canada) | 978-0-451-52906-0 (0-451-52906-5)

The classic that exploded into public controversy, revolutionized the course of science, and continues to transform our views of the world. Read more






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
$24.00/31.00(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 Portable Darwin
Written by Charles Darwin, Edited by Duncan M. Porter and Peter Graham
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | November 1993
$26.00/30.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-015109-1 (0-14-015109-5)

"Deserves to be as widely read as were the originals when they were first published."—Biological Journal of the Linneas Society. Includes five chapters from The Origin of Speices,complete and unabridged; significant extracts from the works that precede and develop the theory of evolution: The Voyage of the Beagle, The Descent of... Read more






The Voyage of the Beagle
Written by Charles Darwin, Edited by Janet Browne and Michael Neve, Introduction by Janet Browne and Michael Neve
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | November 1989
$16.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-043268-8 (0-14-043268-X)

Charles Darwin's account of the momentous voyage which set in motion the current of intellectual events leading to The Origin of Species 

When HMS Beagle sailed out of Devonport on 27 December 1831, Charles Darwin was twenty-two and setting off on the voyage of a lifetime. His journal, here reprinted in... Read more






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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