On the Origin of Species

On the Origin of Species
$16.99 / £12.99
Introduction by:
Format: Paperback / softback, 500 Pages
ISBN: 9781631064265
Buy from an Online Retailer
US:
            
UK:
            
CA:
      
AU:
   

Description

In this elegant, portable masterpiece of scientific inquiry, Charles Darwin presents a convincing and engrossing case for his revolutionary theory of evolution by natural selection.

The publication of Charles Darwin’s The Origin of Species in 1859 marked a dramatic turning point in scientific thought, but it also ignited a firestorm of controversy. More than two decades following his intercontinental voyage aboard the HMS Beagle, the English naturalist carefully advanced his theory of evolution by natural selection, offering coherent and highly readable views of adaptation, survival of the fittest, and other concepts that form the foundation of modern evolutionary theory.

The first edition of Darwin's original On the Origin of Species sold out on the day of publication, and as it continues to spark heated debate 150 years later, the work's impact is undeniable. Launching modern biology and informing virtually all contemporary literary, philosophical, and religious thinking, this is a book that changed the world, and now it is available as an elegantly designed, clothbound edition with an elastic closure and a new introduction by Amit Hagar.

The author

Charles Robert Darwin was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory. He published his theory of evolution with compelling evidence in his 1859 book On the Origin of Species, overcoming scientific rejection of earlier concepts. Darwin's scientific discovery is the unifying theory of the life sciences, explaining the diversity of life on Earth.

Amit Hagar PhD is professor and chair of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine, and adjunct professor of intelligent systems engineering at Indiana University, Bloomington. He is the author of Discrete or Continuous: The Quest for Fundamental Length in Modern Physics (Cambridge) and numerous articles on the foundations of physics and computer science. His areas of research span the philosophy of science, the foundation of physics and computer science, and more recently, the biophysical modeling of solid tumors.

Reader reviews

Specs

Format: Paperback / softback, 500 Pages
ISBN: 9781631064265
Size: 5.75 in x 7.5 in / 146.05 mm x 190.5 mm
Published:

You might also be interested in

Food For You Bonus Recipes Giveaway
  Order your copy of Food For You (on sale July 19th) before July 31, 2018, and you’ll receive a set of three extra recipes to go with the book! Entrants will be emailed on August 1.   Buy from an Online Retailer US:           CA:     AU: About the Book This introduction to healthy eating gives ‘tweens’ ...
Read More >
Take a trip to National Parks of the U.S.A.
Order your copy of National Parks of the U.S.A. (on sale first week of July) before July 31, 2018, and be entered for a chance to win one of two prizes! One (1) grand prize winner will receive one “America the Beautiful – National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands” Annual Pass Ten (10) winners will receive an exclusive National ...
Read More >
Grandad Mandela, celebrating a global icon
Grandad Mandela is being published this year to celebrate what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday on July 18, 2018. A beautiful, timely book about the life of Nelson Mandela, world-renowned freedom fighter, South African President and Nobel Peace Prize-winner. Described as “the only book of its kind” by the Mandela family, Grandad Mandela is the only book ...
Read More >
See More Posts