About this book
Penguin's anniversary edition now in paperback. It contains new introduction and scholarly apparatus by Professor William Bynum, and cover artwork by Damien Hirst.
Before the "Origin of Species", accepted thinking held that life was the static and perfect creation of God. By a single, systematic argument Darwin called this view into question. This edition includes brief biographies of some of the most important scientific thinkers leading up to and surrounding the "Origin of Species".