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Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life

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From So Simple a Beginning, Darwin's Four Great Books

From So Simple a Beginning, Darwin's Four Great Books

by Charles Darwin | E.O. Wilson

  • SCIENCE
  • 2005
  • HARD COVER
  • 1504 PAGES

A beautifully presented omnibus edition, in a slipcase, of The Voyage of the Beagle, On the Origin of Species, Descent of Man, and The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals, each with an introductory essay by E.O. Wilson. (NAT83, $39.95)

Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, A Graphic Adaptation

Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, A Graphic Adaptation

by Michael Keller

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 192 PAGES

Strikingly illustrated, each of this graphic adaptation presents a major theme of the Origin of Species, drawing on Darwin's own words. With a chronology, chapters on Darwin's life and times, public reaction to the publication of the Origin of Species and an appreciation of the importance of the Origin of Species today. (SCI277, $15.99)

Creation

Creation

by Randal Keynes

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 448 PAGES

Drawn from never-before-published material, an intimate glimpse into the life of the man who changed our way of seeing the world, presented by his great-great grandson Randal Keynes, tells the story of Darwin's home life, his inner turmoil, his wife Emma, a complex and independent woman, and his beloved daughter Annie, who died at the age of 10. The book is now a film starring the real life couple Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connolly as Darwin and Emma. The movie, like the book, has at its emotional center Darwin's beloved Annie. (GBR898, $16.00)

Darwin Slept Here: Discovery, Adventure and Swimming Iguanas in Charles Darwin's South America

Darwin Slept Here: Discovery, Adventure and Swimming Iguanas in Charles Darwin's South America

by Eric Simons

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

Simons captures the exuberance and wide-eyed wonder of Darwin's adventures in South America in this refreshingly irreverent account. (SAF233, $14.95)

Charles Darwin, The Concise Story of an Extraordinary Man

Charles Darwin, The Concise Story of an Extraordinary Man

by Tim M. Berra

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2008
  • HARD COVER
  • 136 PAGES

This authoritative pocket biography, derived from Berra's popular Darwin Days lectures, hits all the high points and includes period paintings, photographs and drawings. (SCI239, $21.95)

On Natural Selection

On Natural Selection

by Charles Darwin

  • SCIENCE
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 128 PAGES

Darwin's original essay on evolution presented in tandem with a paper by Alfred Russel Wallace to the Linnean Society on July 1, 1858. (NAT84, $11.00)

Ever Since Darwin, Reflections in Natural History

Ever Since Darwin, Reflections in Natural History

by Stephen Jay Gould

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

In these delightful essays, enormously well-informed, thoughtful and a joy to read, Gould explicates the wonders of evolution. His essay on natural selection is one of the clearest statements of how evolution works that we've encountered. (NAT15, $15.95)

Evolution, The First Four Billion Years

Evolution, The First Four Billion Years

by Michael Ruse | Joseph Travis

  • SCIENCE
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 608 PAGES

Now in paper, this engaging A-to-Z compendium of people, ideas and the science of evolution was published in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin by Harvard University Press. (NAT150, $44.00)

On Extinction, How We Became Estranged from Nature

On Extinction, How We Became Estranged from Nature

by Melanie Challenger

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2012
  • HARD COVER
  • 383 PAGES

From an abandoned mine in England to South Georgia's old whaling stations, a sojourn in South America and a visit to the Inuit in Canada, Challenger travels in search of the stories behind lost species. (NAT259, $28.00)

The Beagle Record

The Beagle Record

by Richard Darwin Keynes

  • REFERENCE
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 424 PAGES

This 1979 volume gathers together an account of the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle round the world in 1831-36, taken from the letters of Darwin and Fitzroy, Darwin's diary, and the books about the voyage published by Darwin and FitzRoy in 1839. It is illustrated by the pencil drawings and watercolours made by the Beagle's official artist, Conrad Martens, but pictures made on board by other members of the crew are also included. (REF42, $64.99)

 
Between Man and Beast, A Tale of Exploration & Evolution

Between Man and Beast, A Tale of Exploration & Evolution


by Monte Reel

  • HISTORY
  • 2013
  • HARD COVER
  • 352 PAGES

The deftly told story of Paul Du Chaillu, the nearly forgotten monomaniac who became a celebrity when he introduced Europe to gorillas. (NAT264, $26.95)

Darwin for Beginners

Darwin for Beginners


by Jonathan Miller

  • HISTORY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 176 PAGES

The man and his ideas, presented in graphic cartoon style by the talented Jonathan Miller. (NAT21, $15.00)

Living With Darwin, Evolution, Design, and the Future of Faith

Living With Darwin, Evolution, Design, and the Future of Faith


by Philip Kitcher

  • HISTORY
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 208 PAGES

An exploration of Darwin's theory and its place at the center of a religious and intellectual firestorm, including some of Darwin's own writing anticipating and debunking the core ideas of Intelligent Design theory. (NAT172, $12.95)

The Book That Changed America, How Darwin's Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation

The Book That Changed America, How Darwin's Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation


by Randall Fuller

  • HISTORY
  • 2017
  • HARD COVER
  • 304 PAGES

In a convincing history, Fuller gives Darwin a starring role in the run-up to the Civil War, showing how the scientist's ideas became essential to the American antislavery movement. An accessible story of disunion, activism and the power of science. (NAT323, $27.00)

The Voyage of the Beagle, Darwin's Extraordinary Adventure Aboard Fitzroy's Famous Survey Ship

The Voyage of the Beagle, Darwin's Extraordinary Adventure Aboard Fitzroy's Famous Survey Ship


by James Taylor

  • HISTORY
  • 2016
  • PAPER
  • 192 PAGES

The perfect supplement for lovers of Darwin's classic account (GPS02), this history mixes antique and new illustrations, letters, diary entries, official narratives and charts produced by shipboard artists. (GPS124, $30.00)

The Voyage of the Beagle

The Voyage of the Beagle


by Charles Darwin

  • EXPLORATION
  • 1989
  • PAPER
  • 432 PAGES

This tale of a young man on a voyage that changed our way of thinking about the world is an excellent introduction to the Galapagos, Beagle Channel, Chile, Tierra del Fuego, the Chilean fjords and the Brazilian coast. (GPS113, $16.00)

Voyage of the Beagle

Voyage of the Beagle


by Charles Darwin

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 468 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

The wide-eyed tale of a young man on a five-year voyage that changed his life -- and our way of thinking about the world. First published in 1839, it is still a marvelous introduction to the wildlife, nature and allure of South America. (GPS02, $16.00)

Angels and Ages: A Short Book About Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life

Angels and Ages: A Short Book About Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life


by Adam Gopnik

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 272 PAGES

Gopnik celebrates the lives and meaning of the two great men born on the same day in 1809. (GEN488, $16.00)

Charles Darwin in Cambridge: The Most Joyful Years

Charles Darwin in Cambridge: The Most Joyful Years


by John Van Wyhe

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 208 PAGES

Using new research, Wyhe covers Darwin's years at the University of Cambridge and his ongoing reverence for the university in unprecedented detail. (GRB253, $24.00)

Charles Darwin, A New Life

Charles Darwin, A New Life


by John Bowlby

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1992
  • PAPER
  • 511 PAGES

In a vivid and engrossing biography, Bowlby discusses Darwin's friendships and family attachments and the reader witnesses the slow, painful genesis of ideas that are still transforming the world. (NAT320, $27.95)

Charles Darwin, Destroyer of Myths

Charles Darwin, Destroyer of Myths


by Andrew Norman

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 316 PAGES

A clear and erudite biography of Charles Darwin, focusing on the changes in Darwin's thought over time and how his ideas sparked a sea change in modern thought. (NAT295, $24.95)

Charles Darwin: Voyaging, A Biography

Charles Darwin: Voyaging, A Biography


by Janet Browne

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 605 PAGES

This first volume of the acclaimed biography of Darwin covers the first part of his life as he develops the earth-shattering ideas that culminate in the publication of On the Origin of Species. (GPS29, $35.00)

Darwin and the Science of Evolution

Darwin and the Science of Evolution


by Patrick Tort

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 144 PAGES
  • FAMILY

A pocket biography and social history of Darwin in the excellent Discoveries series featuring hundreds of archival photographs and a synopsis of Darwin's life and ideas. (GPS54, $12.95)

Darwin, A Life in Poems

Darwin, A Life in Poems


by Ruth Padel

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 160 PAGES

The poet and great-great granddaughter of Darwin offers this bicentenary biography in verse. (GBR907, $18.00)

Darwin's Armada, Four Voyages and the Battle for the Theory of Evolution

Darwin's Armada, Four Voyages and the Battle for the Theory of Evolution


by Iain McCalman

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 432 PAGES

McCalman writes winningly of the lives, times and travels of Joseph Hooker, Thomas Huxley and Alfred Wallace. All three younger men, important in the history of science, were inspired by Darwin and, like him, set out to explore the world: Huxley aboard the Rattlesnake in Australia and New Guinea; Wallace in the Amazon and throughout Southeast Asia; and Darwin's good friend Hooker, later director of Kew Gardens, was a naturalist aboard the Erebus and Terror on James Clark Ross's voyage to the Antarctic. (NAT181, $18.95)

Darwin's Garden, Down House and the Origin of Species

Darwin's Garden, Down House and the Origin of Species


by Michael Boulter

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

A curator at the British Museum, Boulter puts Darwin's rich family life in Kent and his gardens and experiments at the center of his evolutionary ideas. (GBR900, $15.95)

Evolution's Captain

Evolution's Captain


by Peter Nichols

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 336 PAGES

Nichols captures the drama, import and adventure of the five-year Voyage of the Beagle in this biography of the troubled Captain Robert FitzRoy. (EXP96, $15.99)

The Autobiography of Charles Darwin 1809-1882

The Autobiography of Charles Darwin 1809-1882


by Charles Darwin

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1993
  • PAPER
  • 253 PAGES

This complete autobiography of Darwin, edited by his grandaughter, contains passages previously omitted by the Darwin family. (NAT164, $14.95)

The Coral Thief

The Coral Thief


by Rebecca Stott

  • LITERATURE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

Stott takes the facts of young Charles Darwin's life as a medical student and early 19th century ideas about evolution and turns them into this engrossing mystery and historical novel. (GBR863, $15.00)

The Darwin Conspiracy

The Darwin Conspiracy


by John Darnton

  • LITERATURE
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 309 PAGES

A suspenseful novel set in Victorian England. More than 150 years after Darwin's epic journey, two scholars come across the diaries and letters of Darwin's daughter and uncover a maze of rivalries, deception and closely guarded secrets. (GPS130, $14.00)

To the Edge of the World

To the Edge of the World


by Harry Thompson

  • LITERATURE
  • 2006
  • HARD COVER
  • 789 PAGES

Thompson dramatizes not just life aboard the Beagle on Darwin's five-year-long voyage, with all its adventure, mishaps and import, but also the intellectual sparring between the religious, emotionally unstable Captain Fitzroy and Charles Darwin in this epic novel of seafaring adventure in the spirit of Patrick O'Brian. (WLD85, $26.00)

40 Years of Evolution, Darwin's Finches on Daphne Major Island

40 Years of Evolution, Darwin's Finches on Daphne Major Island


by Peter R. Grant

  • SCIENCE
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 432 PAGES

Evolutionary biologists Peter and Rosemary Grant continue the work of the Charles Darwin, providing a complete evolutionary history of Darwin's finches. (GPS115, $52.50)

Charles Darwin, The Beagle Letters

Charles Darwin, The Beagle Letters


by Frederic Burkhardt

  • SCIENCE
  • 2008
  • HARD COVER
  • 500 PAGES

Darwin's personal correspondence from his voyage on the Beagle offers particular insight into the mind of the man who would change science, and elucidates the climate of the impending intellectual revolution. (SCI243, $40.00)

Charles Darwin's Beagle Diary

Charles Darwin's Beagle Diary


by Richard Darwin Keynes

  • SCIENCE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 494 PAGES

Keynes provides commentary, a selection of watercolor illustrations and drawings and explanatory notes for this definitive edition of Darwin's Beagle Diary, 1831-1836. (SCI169, $72.00)

Charles Darwin's Notebooks, 1836-1844

Charles Darwin's Notebooks, 1836-1844


by Sydney Smith | Sandra Herbert | Peter Gautrey | Paul H. Barrett | David Kohn

  • SCIENCE
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 760 PAGES

This compilation of 11 notebooks and four related manuscripts, including Geology, Transmutation of Species and Metaphysical Enquiries, is an invaluable record of Darwin's scientific thinking and the development of his theory of natural selection. (NAT190, $124.00)

Darwin and the Barnacle, the Story of One Tiny Creature and History's Most Spectacular Scientific Breakthrough

Darwin and the Barnacle, the Story of One Tiny Creature and History's Most Spectacular Scientific Breakthrough


by Rebecca Stott

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 336 PAGES

Darwin devoted eight years to the perplexing pedunculated cirripedes, setting the groundwork for his ideas about evolution through natural selection. (NAT65, $19.95)

Darwinism and Its Discontents

Darwinism and Its Discontents


by Michael Ruse

  • SCIENCE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 326 PAGES

Ruse lays out the facts of evolution along with the mechanism, challenges, science and philosophy in this articulate appreciation and overview of "the single best idea anyone has ever had." (SCI164, $27.99)

Darwin's Finches

Darwin's Finches


by Kathleen Donohue

  • SCIENCE
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 560 PAGES

A professor of biology at Duke with an interest in speciation and the genetic basis of adaptation, Donohue includes illuminating excerpts on our understanding of the finches, from Darwin's initial field notes 150 yeaars ago to the work of David Lack, Peter and Rosemary Grant and other modern ecologists. (GPS102, $58.00)

Darwin's First Theory, Exploring Darwin's Quest for a Theory of Earth

Darwin's First Theory, Exploring Darwin's Quest for a Theory of Earth


by Rob Wesson

  • SCIENCE
  • 2017
  • HARD COVER
  • 384 PAGES
  • COMING IN APRIL

In this historical travelogue, geologist Rob Wesson explores Darwin's first major theory -- not of evolution, but of plate tectonics. Across South America, his scientific jaunts trace Darwin's moments of revelation in understanding the true history of Earth. (SAM222, $29.95)

Darwin's Ghost, The Origin of Species Updated

Darwin's Ghost, The Origin of Species Updated


by Steve Jones

  • SCIENCE
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 377 PAGES

Jones uses the original chapter headings and structure of Darwin's 1859 bestseller to brilliantly and clearly illuminate our current understanding of evolutionary science. (NAT33, $17.00)

Darwin's Ghosts, The Secret History of Evolution

Darwin's Ghosts, The Secret History of Evolution


by Rebecca Stott

  • SCIENCE
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 416 PAGES

The author of the excellent Darwin and the Barnacle returns to tales of evolution with this remarkably gripping account of the history of the idea of evolution before Darwin. (NAT258, $17.00)

Evolution, The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory

Evolution, The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory


by Edward Larson

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 368 PAGES

A clearheaded, engrossing brief history of ideas about evolution from the 18th century to the present by a Pulitzer Prize-winning author. (NAT64, $16.00)

Evolution, The Triumph of an Idea

Evolution, The Triumph of an Idea


by Carl Zimmer

  • SCIENCE
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 487 PAGES

An excellent, concise overview of the history and concepts of evolution. (SCI155, $15.99)

Evolution's Workshop

Evolution's Workshop


by Edward J. Larson

  • SCIENCE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

A vivid history of the Galapagos and the role of the islands as a crucible of evolutionary ideas, written by a Pulitzer Prize winner. Larson covers Darwin and the discovery of the islands, the visits of Hancock and Beebe, the influence of the United States during WWII and the establishment of the national park. (GPS50, $16.95)

Full House, The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin

Full House, The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin


by Stephen Jay Gould

  • SCIENCE
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 244 PAGES

More essays on the nature of evolution by the much-missed Stephen Jay Gould. (NAT262, $20.00)

On the Origin of Species

On the Origin of Species


by Charles Darwin | Mayr Ernst

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1975
  • PAPER
  • 528 PAGES

A facsimile of the original 1859 edition of the book that changed our view of the world. (NAT19, $28.00)

Prehistory, The Making of the Human Mind

Prehistory, The Making of the Human Mind


by Colin Renfrew

  • SCIENCE
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 219 PAGES

A leader in the field of prehistoric archaeology, Renfew looks at our understanding of human society and culture before the written word. (ATP24, $17.00)

Reluctant Mr. Darwin, An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution

Reluctant Mr. Darwin, An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution


by David Quammen

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

Quammen hits just the right note in this sprightly tale of the man, his ideas and their impact, weaving well-chosen anecdote, solid science and travel. (NAT94, $14.95)

Remarkable Creatures, Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origin of Species

Remarkable Creatures, Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origin of Species


by Sean Carroll

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES

In this engaging dash through 200 years of evolutionary history, Sean Carroll traces the scientific adventures of the great men and women of science,including profiles of Alexander von Humboldt, Charles Darwin, Alfred Russel Wallace and Henry Walter Bates. (NAT165, $15.95)

The Annotated Origin, A Facsimile of the First Edition of on the Origin of Species

The Annotated Origin, A Facsimile of the First Edition of on the Origin of Species


by Charles Darwin | James T. Costa

  • SCIENCE
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 576 PAGES

A facsimile of the first edition of 1859 is accompanied by Costa's extensive marginal annotations, drawing on his experience with Darwin's ideas in the field, lab, and classroom. (NAT236, $25.50)

The Beak of the Finch

The Beak of the Finch


by Jonathan Weiner

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 332 PAGES

This Pulitzer Prize-winning work is an accessible look at the modern debate on the mode and rhythm of evolution, using the story of Peter and Rosemary Grant and their ground-breaking field work on Daphne Major as an example. (GPS08, $17.00)

The Complete World of Human Evolution

The Complete World of Human Evolution


by Peter Andrews | Chris Stringer

  • SCIENCE
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 240 PAGES

A superbly illustrated, up-to-date account of the rise of humans from ancient primates. (ATP20, $26.95)

The Darwinian Tourist

The Darwinian Tourist


by Christopher Wills

  • SCIENCE
  • 2010
  • HARD COVER
  • 288 PAGES
  • OUT OF PRINT

From the underwater life of Indonesia's Lambeh Strait to an earthquake's effect on coral reef off Pacific island of Yap, Wills demonstrates how ecology and evolution have interacted to yield the world we live in. (SCI291, $34.95)

The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex

The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex


by Charles Darwin

  • SCIENCE
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 864 PAGES

Darwin's great work on human evolution, published to much controversy in 1871. This Penguin Classics edition includes an introduction by Adrian Desmond. (NAT87, $20.00)

The Evolutionary World

The Evolutionary World


by Geerat J. Vermeij

  • SCIENCE
  • 2010
  • HARD COVER
  • 336 PAGES

With choice examples from around the world, US-Davis professor and MacArthur fellow Vermeij (A Natural History of Shells) does a marvelous job of explaining with clarity the concept of adaptation, and how it work both in the natural world and in human society. (NAT199, $27.99)

The Flamingo's Smile, Reflections in Natural History

The Flamingo's Smile, Reflections in Natural History


by Stephen Jay Gould

  • SCIENCE
  • 1987
  • PAPER

One in the series of Gould's illuminating essays, originally published in Natural History Magazine. (REF43, $26.95)

The Flight of the Iguana: A Sidelong View of Science and Nature

The Flight of the Iguana: A Sidelong View of Science and Nature


by David Quammen

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

A marvelous, witty collection of essays. Quammen's chapter on his visit to the Galapagos is terrific, and the whole book sheds light on the workings of evolution. (NAT16, $16.00)

The Portable Darwin

The Portable Darwin


by Charles Darwin

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1993
  • PAPER
  • 640 PAGES

A well-chosen selection from Darwin's variety of writings. (NAT20, $26.00)

The Theory of Island Biogeography

The Theory of Island Biogeography


by E.O. Wilson | Robert MacArthur

  • SCIENCE
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES

Wilson and MacArthur's landmark essay on the ecology and evolution of island species is not just for tropical ecologists, it's also fascinating for the general reader. (SCI203, $72.50)

Why Big Fierce Animals are Rare, An Ecologist's Perspective

Why Big Fierce Animals are Rare, An Ecologist's Perspective


by Paul Colinvaux

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1988
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

Essays on the distribution and abundance of plants and animals. (NAT14, $29.95)

Darwin's Secret Notebooks

Darwin's Secret Notebooks


by National Geographic Society

  • FILM
  • 2009
  • DVD

Biologist Armand Leroi retraces the discoveries of Darwin aboard the Beagle in South America and the Pacific in this ground-breaking series, filmed entirely on location in stunning HD. (NAT175, $24.95)

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