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On the Origin of Species
On the Origin of Species
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Now in paperback, this richly illustrated edition of Charles Darwins paradigm-shattering masterpiece brings Darwins life and controversial theories into full view. Edited and with an introduction by award-winning science journalist David Quammen, it features more than 300 illustrations, including paintings, personal photographs, botanical and zoological studies, and newspaper engravings. Excerpts from Darwins other works, especially The Voyage of the Beagle, and facsimile pages from his letters and diaries invite readers to experience Darwins journey and scientific breakthrough.


About the Author: David Quammen is an award-winning science, nature, and travel writer whose work has appeared in publications such as National Geographic, Outside, Harpers, Rolling Stone, and the New York Times Book Review. He wrote a column called "Natural Acts" for Outside magazine for 15 years. He is the author of The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions (Scribner, 1996), Monster of God: The Man-Eating Predator in the Jungles of History and the Mind (W. W. Norton 2003), and The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution (W. W. Norton 2006). He is a Rhodes Scholar and has also garnered a Guggenheim Fellowship and won the John Burroughs Medal for nature writing. Quammen lives in Bozeman, Montana.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781402789595
  • Publisher: Sterling Signature
  • Publisher Imprint: Sterling Signature
  • Depth: 38
  • Height: 251 mm
  • No of Pages: 544
  • Series Title: English
  • Weight: 1906 gr
  • ISBN-10: 1402789599
  • Publisher Date: 04 Oct 2011
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: ILL REP
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 33 mm
  • Width: 229 mm


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