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The Origin of Darwinism: Charles Darwin and The Origin of Species (Guardian Shorts Book 48)

The Origin of Darwinism: Charles Darwin and The Origin of Species (Guardian Shorts Book 48) [Kindle Edition]

James Randerson , The Guardian
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On 24th November 1859, Charles Darwin published 'On the Origin of Species'. His master-work laid down the theory of evolution by natural selection. In the century and half since publication, this theory has become firmly entwined with our instinctive view of how the planet's species came to be. It has also caused huge debates about the nature of its interpretation and its relationship to religious faith.

This Guardian Short gathers together the newspaper's most significant contributions to the great Darwin conversation. Diverse writers including Richard Dawkins and Ian McEwan, Tim Radford and Richard Harries explore the reception of 'The Origin', the sources of the theory, Darwin's own grapple with his religious conscience and the ongoing issues surrounding modern Darwinism.

Edited and introduced by the Guardian's, James Randerson, and featuring Darwin's own lyrical prose, 'The Origin of Darwinism' is a unique insight into the world's most influential scientific theory.

The full list of writers featured in this Guardian Short is:

Simon Conway Morris
Charles Darwin
Caroline Davies
Richard Dawkins
Richard Harries
Laurence Hurst
Armand Leroi
Ian McEwan
Kenneth R Miller
Alison Pearn
Justin Quirk
Tim Radford
James Randerson
Nick Spencer
John van Wyhe

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 405 KB
  • Print Length: 81 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Guardian Books (14 Oct 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009R54QVS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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4.0 out of 5 stars Darwin-lite for the non-intelligencia 26 May 2013
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A good selection of articles about Darwin & Darwinism, from a variety of viewpoints, makes it easy to comprehend the the thought process & times of yer man
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5.0 out of 5 stars Concise but Thorough 21 Aug 2014
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Clearly written and very accessible. Opens up a fascinating subject with clarity and sensitivity.
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