Charles Darwin's on the Origin of Species: A Graphic Adaptation

Charles Darwin's on the Origin of Species: A Graphic Adaptation


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A stunning graphic adaptation of one of the most famous, contested, and important books of all time.

Few books have been as controversial or as historically significant as Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life. Since the moment it was released on November 24, 1859, Darwin's masterwork has been heralded for changing the course of science and condemned for its implied challenges to religion.

In Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, author Michael Keller and illustrator Nicolle Rager Fuller introduce a new generation of readers to the original text. Including sections about his pioneering research, the book's initial public reception, his correspondence with other leading scientists, as well as the most recent breakthroughs in evolutionary theory, this riveting, beautifully rendered adaptation breathes new life into Darwin's seminal and still polarizing work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781605299488
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 10/27/2009
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 466,267
Product dimensions: 6.48(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

Michael Keller, an award-winning journalist and writer, has a bachelor of science degree in wildlife ecology from the University of Florida and a master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Nicolle Rager Fuller is a professional illustrator, with a bachelor of arts degree in biochemistry from Lewis and Clark College and a graduate certificate in science illustration from the University of California-Santa Cruz. She lives in Washinton, DC, with her husband.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Beginnings of A Theory 5

Part 2 On The Origin of Species 37

1 Variation under Domestication 41

2 Variation under Nature 47

3 Struggle for Existence 51

4 Natural Selection; or the Survival of the Fittest 61

5 Laws of Variation 79

6 & 7 Difficulties of the Theory and Miscellaneous Objections 87

8 Instinct 105

9 Hybridism 113

10 On the Imperfection of the Geological Record 117

11 On the Geological Succession of Organic Beings 125

12 & 13 Geographical Distribution 133

14 Mutual Affinities of Organic Beings: Morphology: Embryology: Rudimentary Organs 151

15 Recapitulation and Conclusion 165

Part 3 Afterword 171

Acknowledments 191

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