One of the ten most significant books. (Sigmund Freud)"
Charles Darwin, a Victorian scientist and naturalist, has become one of the most famous figures of science to date. Born in 1809 to an upper-middle-class medical family, he was destined for a career in either medicine or the Anglican Church. However, he never completed his medical education and his future changed entirely in 1831 when he joined HMS Beagle as a self-financing, independent naturalist. On returning to England in 1836 he began to write up his theories and observations which culminated in a series of books, most famously On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection in 1859, where he challenged and contradicted contemporary biological and religious beliefs with two decades worth of scientific investigation and theory. Darwin's theory of natural selection is now the most widely accepted scientific model of how species evolve. He died in 1882 and was buried in Westminster Abbey.
Damien Hirst is an internationally renowned English artist, who has dominated the art scene in England since the 1990s. Known in particular for his series of works on death, Hirst here provides a contemporary, visual take on Darwin's theory of evolution - the struggle between life and death in nature.
William Bynum is Professor Emeritus of the History of Medicine at University College, London, and was for many years Head of the Academic Unit of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine. He edited the scholarly journal Medical History from 1980 to 2001, and his previous publications include Science and the Practice of Medicine in the Nineteenth Century; The Companion Encyclopedia of the History of Medicine (co-edited with Roy Porter); The Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations (with Roy Porter), The Dictionary of Medical Biography (with Helen Bynum), and History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction. He lives in Suffolk.
I had to return it: the typeface was so small I couldn't read it.Published 3 months ago by Robert D. McConnell
I am happy to share with you all, that as far as I am concerned, I am divine creation, Darwin is not my forefather. So very happy to believe what I do believe.Published 6 months ago by Graciela
This is the writing of Darwin himself. Darwin was one of the most acute observers in the world along with Michael Faraday but his presentation of material was not exciting . Read morePublished 9 months ago by peter intrieri
The book came un good shape but lines are too long and captions too small, which is not good for your eyes.Published 10 months ago by Ivan D. Soto
The most serious problem in evolutionary studies today is to explain the emergence of Man on the evolutionary chain. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Clifford J. Stevens
I've been studying evolution and have read several of Darwin's books. I thought it would be nice to purchase a facsimile edition
like this one. It was a big mistake. Read more
I cannot comment on the book because I didn't really read it. The edition is awful. The original long footnotes are embedded (between brackets) in the text, so the reading becomes... Read morePublished on February 20, 2013 by Joan