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The Darwin Experience


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Celebrating both the bicentennial of Charles Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the electrifying publication of On the Origin of Species, here's the story of the man and the theory that opened a new chapter in the history of science—transformed into an engaging interactive experience that invites readers to unfold natural selection, evolution, and their challenging implications just as Darwin's contemporaries did a century and a half ago.

Combining science, travel, culture, and history, this book is an elegant, richly illustrated volume that offers not just hundreds of full-color photographs but also a trove of removable facsimile documents that bring the subject alive.

These fascinatingly diverse memorabilia include letters, maps, photographs, sketches, newspaper articles, and more, providing telling glimpses of Darwin's life as never before, from his early expedition aboard the Beagle to his meticulous, seemingly arcane research in the Galápagos Islands to the practical observations and theoretical conclusions that won him a pivotal place in the history of science.

  • Hardcover
  • 64 pages, 200 color photographs, 30 facsimilie memorabilia
  • 12" x 10 1/2"
  • © 2009

Dr. John Van Wyhe, historian of science at Cambridge University, is the founder and director of The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online and Member of Council for the British Society for the History of Science.