Charles Darwin's on the Origin of Species Paperback
Illustrated by Nicolle Rager Fuller
Published 150 years ago, Charles Darwin's "On The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life" caused an uproar from the moment it was released on 24th November 1859.
At once heralded for changing the course of science and condemned for its implied challenges to religion, few books have been as controversial or as historically significant.
In "On The Origin Of Species", author Michael Keller and illustrator Nicolle Rager Fuller introduce a new generation of readers to Darwin's groundbreaking treatise.
Drawing on the author's own words - and rarely seen letters he exchanged with this contemporaries - Keller and Fuller have produced an accessible, artfully rendered adaption of Darwin's masterwork.
Including sections about the primary research that led to "On The Origin of Species", the initial public response, and recent breakthroughs in evolutionary theory, this is a riveting, immersive read and is sure to breathe new life into Darwin's seminal and still polarising work.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages, 4 colour illustrations throughout
- Publisher: Rodale Press
- Publication Date: 23/11/2009
- Category: True stories
- ISBN: 9781605299488
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Review by -Eva-
I remember slogging through <i>On the Origin of Species</i> at University and although it was obviously interesting, it was a bit dry. I only wish this book had been around then! Although some of the illustrations - particularly those dealing with passage of time - can be a little confusing, all in all it's a fantastic rendition of Darwin's work. What's especially fun about this version is that they have included the history around the publication of <i>Origin</i> and they even let Darwin himself see into the future and get a glimpse of how his work has influenced the scientists of today. Even if you've read the original work, don't miss out on this beautiful book.