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The Origin of Species

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  • The Origin of Species (W. W. Norton & Company) – Trade paperback (2002)
    by Professor Charles Darwin, Philip Appleman (Introduction by)

    The Origin of Species

    Trade paperback, W. W. Norton & Company
    2002
    English
    Revised ed. Abridged.
    134 pages

    ISBN: 0393978672
    ISBN-13: 9780393978674

    As much as anyone in the modern era, Charles Darwin changed the course of human thought. The impact on Western civilization of his seminal work has been broad and deep: not only the biological sciences but also social thought, philosophy, ethics, religion, and literature have all been shaped and reshaped by evolutionary concepts. Here, in what Paul Moody (writing in Victorian Studies) has called "a masterly condensation," is a classic edition of Darwin's The Origin of Species . It retains all of the substance of the ... Show more

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Reviews of The Origin of Species

Overall customer rating: 3.667
Jack  B

Intro Blows

by Jack B on Sep 30, 2010

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.

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Becca007

Good book about evolution

by Becca007 on Aug 30, 2007

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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