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

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A stunning graphic adaptation of one of the most famous, contested, and important books of all time.

Few books have been as controversial or as historically significant as Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Since the moment it was released on November 24, 1859, Darwin’s masterwork has been heralded for changing the course of science and condemned for its implied challenges to religion.

In Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, author Michael Keller and illustator Nicolle Rager Fuller introduce a new generation of readers to the original text. Including sections about his pioneering research, the book’s initial public reception, his correspondence with other leading scientists, as well as the most recent breakthroughs in evolutionary theory, this riveting, beautifully rendered adaptation breathes new life into Darwin’s seminal and still polarizing work.

Michael Keller, an award-winning journalist and writer, has a bachelor of science degree in wildlife ecology from the University of Florida and a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Nicolle Rager Fuller is a professional illustrator, with a bachelor of arts degree in biochemistry from Lewis and Clark College and a graduate certificate in science illustration from the University of California-Santa Cruz. She lives in Washinton, DC, with her husband.

Few books have been as controversial or as historically significant as Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Since it was released on November 24, 1859, Darwin’s masterwork has been heralded for changing the course of science and condemned for its implied challenges to religion.

In Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, author Michael Keller and illustator Nicolle Rager Fuller introduce a new generation of readers to the original text. Including sections about his pioneering research, the book’s initial public reception, his correspondence with other leading scientists, as well as the most recent breakthroughs in evolutionary theory, this engaging, beautifully rendered adaptation breathes new life into Darwin’s seminal and still polarizing work.

"A detailed and luminous examination of the work and life of Darwin. With breath-taking art and text taken from Darwin's own writings, this is the book for the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin's seminal work."—Hot Fall Graphic Novels for Libraries, Book Expo America

"A detailed and luminous examination of the work and life of Darwin. With breath-taking art and text taken from Darwin's own writings, this is the book for the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin's seminal work."—Hot Fall Graphic Novels for Libraries, Book Expo America




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Summary: This book is - for the most part - exactly what it says in the title: Darwin's On the Origin of Species presented as a graphic novel. The bulk of the book provides quotes from Darwin ... Read full review

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Comic adaptation by Michael Keller (scenario) and Nicolle Rager Fuller (art) of the life of Charles Darwin, how he came to his theories and the evolution theory itself as described by Darwin. Although ... Read full review

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Section 2
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Section 3
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Michael Keller, an award-winning journalist and writer, has a bachelor of science degree in wildlife ecology from the University of Florida and a master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Nicolle Rager Fuller is a professional illustrator, with a bachelor of arts degree in biochemistry from Lewis and Clark College and a graduate certificate in science illustration from the University of California-Santa Cruz. She lives in Washinton, DC, with her husband.