On the Origin of Species: The Illustrated Edition - Charles Darwin, David Quammen

This gorgeously illustrated edition of Charles Darwin’s On The Origin Of Species (Sterling, $35) presents the renowned scientist’s work in lavish detail.  The text is the original 1859 version that took London by storm, triggering debates that persist 150 years later.  Editor David Quammen offers a compelling portrait of Darwin as a duty-bound scientist, quietly battling the status quo to express his remarkable discovery.  Quammen’s exhaustive annotation includes revealing sketches from Darwin’s personal journals, beautiful photographs of the animals Darwin saw, and news clippings and editorial cartoons from the period.