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It was a very happy idea to publish a facsimile of the first edition of on the origin of species the price of copies of the original edition has reached the thousand dollar bracket and in contemporary literature all page references are to the original pagination which was not followed in previous reprints of the first editionnow with this very reasonably priced and beautifully produced . This the most interesting and helpful edition of charles darwins major work is now available in an inexpensive paperback edition it is written with a clarity forcefulness and conciseness not found in any subsequent revision for modern reading and for reference it is the standard edition of darwins greatest work. The publication of the origin of species ushered in a new era in our thinking about the nature of man the intellectual revolution it caused and the impact it had on mans concept of himself and the world were greater than those caused by the works of copernicus newton and the great physicists of more recent times. About this item harvard university press united states 1975 paperback condition new facsimile edition language english brand new book it is now generally recognized that the publication of darwins origin of species in 1859 not only decisively altered the basic concepts of biological theory but had a profound and lasting influence on social philosophic and religious thought. On the origin of species a facsimile of the first edition harvard paperbacks english edition ebook charles darwin ernst mayr amazonde kindle shop