9780140439120

On the Origin of Species

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  • ISBN13:

    9780140439120

  • ISBN10:

    0140439129

  • Edition: 150th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/27/2009
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics

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Summary

A special anniversary edition with a cover by controversial artist Damien Hirst This landmark work of scientific and philosophical thought sets forth Charles Darwin's pioneering theory of evolution and the interdependence of species. On the Origin of Specieshad an immediate and profound impact on the literature and ideas of his contemporaries. Without setting out to be controversial, Darwin became quite possibly the most revolutionary writer of the Victorian age, overturning the widely held religious and scientific beliefs of his time.

Author Biography

Charles Darwin (1809-1882), a Victorian scientist and naturalist, is regarded as one of the most famous figures of science in history.

William Bynum is professor emeritus of the history of medicine at University College, London.

Damien Hirst is an acclaimed artist, known in particular for his series of works on death.

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