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My favourite quotations from The Origin of Species

I’ve been reading Darwin’s On the Origin of Species (1st ed., 1859) whilst preparing an abbreviated edition Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species: Bite-Sized for publication. Along the way, I came across several passages which seemed especially formative, telling or charming … Continue reading

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On the Origin of Species: The Illustrated Edition (Sterling, 2008)

This book has been produced on the premise that two beautiful things, when put together, make something even more beautiful, just like wine and cheese, a sail on the sea, the singer and a song, a dove on its leafy … Continue reading

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Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species (1st ed., 1859)

Almost uniquely in the written annals of science, Darwin’s Origin remains as modern, fresh and accessible to the non-specialist reader today as when first published more than 150 years ago. He thought of it as an abstract of a much … Continue reading

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