by Charles Darwin, edited by Gillian Beer - £8.99 Oxford University Press (2008)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780199219223 | ISBN 10: 0199219222
Charles Darwin revolutionized our ideas about the natural world and our place in it by introducing the concepts of natural selection and survival of the fittest, and his ideas still provoke controversy today.
Editor Gillian Beer has writtten extensively about Darwin and about scientific writing in its cultural context. Her wide-ranging introduction considers the development of Darwin's ideas, the scientific context, the nature of his theories and the impact of his work on his contemporaries.
Includes a Register of Writers referred to in the text of the Origin, a Glossary of Scientific Terms and an Index.
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