From So Simple a Beginning

From So Simple a Beginning

Darwin's Four Great Books

by Charles Darwin and Edward O. Wilson

Hardback Publication Date: 28/10/2005

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Never before have the four great works of Charles Darwin?oyage of the H.M.S. Beagle (1845), The Origin of Species (1859), The Descent of Man (1871), and The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals (1872)?been collected under one cover. Undertaking this challenging endeavor 123 years after Darwin's death, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Edward O. Wilson has written an introductory essay for the occasion, while providing new, insightful introductions to each of the four volumes and an afterword that examines the fate of evolutionary theory in an era of religious resistance. In addition, Wilson has crafted a creative new index to accompany these four texts, which links the nineteenth-century, Darwinian evolutionary concepts to contemporary biological thought. Beautifully slipcased, and including restored versions of the original illustrations, From So Simple a Beginning turns our attention to the astounding power of the natural creative process and the magnificence of its products.
ISBN:
9780393061345
9780393061345
Category:
Popular science
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
28-10-2005
Language:
English
Publisher:
WW Norton & Co
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
1712
Dimensions (mm):
249x170x79mm
Weight:
1.95kg
Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin (1809–19 April 1882) is considered the most important English naturalist of all time. He established the theories of natural selection and evolution.

His theory of evolution was published as On the Origin of Species in 1859, and by the 1870s is was widely accepted as fact.

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