Darwin's masterpiece helped shaped the cultural landscape of the world today. Now in a digestible, pocket format for the modern reader.
Initially received with muted applause, Darwin's The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection was soon recognized as the breakthrough scientific advance that explained the evidence of the world around us, the place and history of humans, the connections between environment and evolution. Still regarded by some as radical, Darwin's contribution to world knowledge is immeasurable. This new, popular edition has been edited and abridged for the modern reader, to introduce Darwin's research in a digestible form.
The FLAME TREE Foundations series features core publications which together have shaped the cultural landscape of the modern world, with cutting-edge research distilled into pocket guides designed to be both accessible and informative.
Charles Robert Darwin was a naturalist, geologist, and biologist, widely known for contributing to the understanding of evolutionary biology. His notion that all species of life have descended from a common ancestor is now generally accepted and considered a fundamental concept in science.