In The Origin of Species Darwin outlined his theory of evolution, which proposed that species had been evolving and differentiating over time under the influence of natural selection. On its publication it became hugely influential, bringing about a seismic shift in the scientific view of humanity's place in the world that is still controversial today. It is both a brilliant work of science and also a clear, vivid and at times even moving, piece of writing that reflects both Darwin's genius and his boundless enthusiasm for ...
In The Origin of Species Darwin outlined his theory of evolution, which proposed that species had been evolving and differentiating over time under the influence of natural selection. On its publication it became hugely influential, bringing about a seismic shift in the scientific view of humanity's place in the world that is still controversial today. It is both a brilliant work of science and also a clear, vivid and at times even moving, piece of writing that reflects both Darwin's genius and his boundless enthusiasm for the natural world.With an Afterword by Oliver Francis
This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside. This book has hardback covers. In poor condition, suitable as a reading copy. No dust jacket. First couple of pages have been torn at the corners and repaired. Covers marked. Bottom edge of page block stained.
Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. A Limited Edition.; Franklin Library the Great Books of the Western World Series; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 507 pages.
Very Good. No Jacket. CIRCA 1899. Two Volumes. No date. Authorized Edition. #372 of 1000. Green Cloth. Pages gilt along top. Boards show minor edgewear. A clean and bright copy. Careful packing and fast, efficient shipping including delivery confirmation. Please note: International orders for this item will require additional shipping.
Very Good. Two octavo volumes, 8 inches (20.5 cm) tall, in half red leather with marbled boards, top edge gilt. Volume 1 is 365 pages, Volume 2 is 339 pages. Charles Darwin's seminal work; the foundation of evolutionary theory. Volume 1 is sound but modestly edge worn and the spine is dulled and lightly soiled. Volume 2 also has edge wear but to a lesser degree and the spine is likewise dulled and soiled. Previous owner name on the front endpaper of both volumes. Front hinge of volume I is barely starting.
Acceptable. No Dust Jacket. Used No dust jacket. Hardcover. Acceptable condition. Sixth edition, with additions and corrections. 458 pages. Boards and spine are quite worn and rubbed. Two or three light creases on front board. Several creases on rear board. Two small tears on left edge of spine. Small tear on right edge of spine. Spine ends are very worn. Several tears on spine head. Hardcover spine has come away from book spine. Leading corners are worn, bumped and split. Several marks and scratches on page block. Several marks and bumps on pastedowns and endpapers. Rear endpaper is creased. Name of former owner is penned on half-title page. A few marks on pages. Slight foxing at one or two points. Binding is visible at several points. Text is clear. AF.
Good. Ships from the UK within 24 hours. Your purchase supports authors through the Book Author Resale Right. Hardback copy. Foxing to some pages. Hinges cracked internally. Previous owners Inscription. Reprinted 1875. Slipcase worn.
Very Good+ A very attractive copy. Very good+. Green cloth boards with black stamped decoration; 440 pp. Binding tight; pages bright. Previous owner's blindstamp and bookplate; chipping to head and tail of spine. Covers otherwise near fine. Freeman 386a.
I really like and enjoyed the body of this historical work, but the intro written by this guy I never heard of is so biased and slanted that I can't believe someone let it be published with Darwin's fine writing. The whole intro(and it is expansive) is involved in trying to discredit Darwin's opinions. Save your money- It wasn't worth the $1.50 that I paid for it. Skip the 150 year anniversary edition and get the book without the biased introduction.
Aug 30, 2007
Good book about evolution
I'd like this book, explain very clear the theory about evolution and a lot of things in there has a lot of sense. I do recommend it!
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