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The Cambridge Companion to the 'Origin of Species'
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  • 9781139801515
  • november 2008
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The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin is universally recognised as one of the most important science books ever written. The Origin of Species is also a work of great cultural and religious significance, in that Darwin maintained that all organisms, including humans, are part of a natural process of growth from simple forms. This Companion commemorates the 150th anniversary of the publication of the Origin of Species and examines its main arguments. Drawing on the expertise of leading authorities in the field, it also provides the contexts - religious, social, political, literary, and philosophical - in which the Origin was composed. Written in a clear and friendly yet authoritative manner, this volume will be essential reading for both scholars and students. More broadly, it will appeal to general readers who want to learn more about one of the most important and controversial books of modern times.

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Joint review with The Cambridge Companion to Darwin, 2nd edition: ' ... undeniably a great introduction to Darwin, his ideas and his legacies. With the wealth of historical and philosophical analyses, and the great variety of contributions covering major problems within the field, they constitute an indispensable tool for any teacher or student of Darwin and Darwinism. The general public will find a complete presentation of Darwin's thinking, while the scholarly can enjoy a number of revisionist claims sure to provoke responses, critical and otherwise.' Thierry Hoquet, The Journal of BJHS 'It will be very useful for students, scientist, historians, and everybody interested in this subject.' Mammalia '... a respectable overview on a multitude of fronts from some of the most influential researchers in the field. This is nothing less than a precious treat. The Companion is the fruit of an ambitious yet equally prudent endeavour ... a valuable text ... on Darwin's most important book and its multidimensional influence ...' Science and Education Will appeal to naturalists, social scientists, and people in the humanities. J.S. Schwartz, Choice Unquestionably, the thoroughness of [The Cambridge Companion to Darwin, 2nd Edition and The Cambridge Companion to the 'Origin of Species'] will be caviar for professional scholars. But they will also appeal to a wider readership for offering clear and up-to-date expositions of the historical developments and theoretical principles of Darwin's evolutionary thinking. ... these volumes are undeniably a great introduction to Darwin, his ideas and his legacies. With the wealth of historical and philosophical analyses, and the great variety of contributions covering major problems within the field, they constitute an indispensable tool for any teacher or student of Darwin and Darwinism. The general public will find a complete presentation of Darwin's thinking, while the scholarly can enjoy a number of revisionist claims sure to provoke responses, critical and otherwise. - THIERRY HOQUET, British Journal of the History of Science Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species occupies a remarkable place in the history of science. No other scientific work of comparable standing was written for a general readership. No other has had quite the widespread impact, been so frequently translated, or is so easily available today in bookshops.... - W.F. Bynum, Victorian Studies Most satisfyingly, as each writer engages with a particular section of the Origin or a particular problem, the reader is made aware of alternative possible interpretations and of the reasons that Darwin's theory must be understood as profoundly bound up in an extraordinary number of particular details that in public debate -George Levine,Rutgers University about evolution and Natural Selection are rarely alluded to.

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