The “Origin” Then and Now

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Charles Darwin's Origin of Species is one of the most widely cited books in modern science. David Reznick explains how he made Darwin's masterwork accessible to a wider audience by deconstructing and reorganizing it to clarify its key concepts. His book The “Origin” Then and Now: An Interpretive Guide to the “Origin” of Species shows how many peculiarities of the Origin can be explained by the state of science in 1859, and he reconciles Darwin's concept of species with our current concept.