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Edward J. Larson

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
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | June 2007
$14.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6677-0 (0-8129-6677-5)

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






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






Evolution
Written by Edward J. Larson
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | August 2006
$14.95/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6849-1 (0-8129-6849-2)

“I often said before starting, that I had no doubt I should frequently repent of the whole undertaking.” So wrote Charles Darwin aboard The Beagle, bound for the Galapagos Islands and what would arguably become the greatest and most controversial discovery in scientific history. But the theory of evolution did not... Read more






The Constitutional Convention
Written by James Madison, Edward J. Larson and Michael P. Winship
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | November 2005
$16.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7517-8 (0-8129-7517-0)

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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