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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (181 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edward J. Larson Narrator: John McDonough Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Modern Library Chronicles Release Date: May 2004 ISBN: 9781436112222
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Edward J. Larson is a Pulitzer Prize–winning author and eminent science historian. This marvelously readable, yet sumptuously erudite work traces the development of the scientific theory of evolution. From Darwin’s essential trip to the Galápagos, to the most contemporary studies in sociobiology, this work takes listeners both into the field and laboratories of the world’s greatest evolutionary scientists, and shows how the theory of evolution has itself evolved. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Should make valuable reading for young people going into the sciences and other science buffs.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A clear, concise, and highly informative overview of evolutionary thought from ancient speculations to the emergence of a neo-Darwinian synthesis…This outstanding book is highly recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • “A brisk survey of the origins and development of modern biology’s key idea…Larson does a fine job of showing the main intellectual currents, effectively setting them in historical context. Thoroughly readable, evenhanded, and well documented.”

    Kirkus Review

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dianna | 11/12/2013

    " I read this book for a class. It is a little boring, but interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adrienne | 10/28/2013

    " Very comprehensive and thorough. I really liked reading this book even though it's science. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 9/18/2013

    " A very good book as an introduction to the basics of evolution. Really gave me some food for thought. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arash Kamangir | 3/12/2012

    " I reallized how little I knew, and still know, about evolution. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 2/16/2012

    " Listened to this book on CD while traveling last week. Excellent telling of the history and politics of the evolution of evolutionary theory. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Crystal | 8/30/2010

    " Good follow up to "The Origin of Species" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arash | 3/4/2010

    " I reallized how little I knew, and still know, about evolution. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Crystal | 10/16/2009

    " Good follow up to "The Origin of Species" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 8/25/2008

    " A very good book as an introduction to the basics of evolution. Really gave me some food for thought. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dianna | 7/28/2007

    " I read this book for a class. It is a little boring, but interesting. "

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About the Author
Author Edward J. Larson

Edward J. Larson is a Pulitzer Prize–winning historian, a legal scholar, and a New York Times bestselling author. His book Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America’s Continuing Debate over Science and Religion won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize in HIstory. He is a university professor of history and holds the Hugh & Hazel Darling Chair in Law at Pepperdine University.

About the Narrator

John McDonough, one of AudioFile magazine’s Golden Voices, has narrated dozens of audiobooks, and won eleven Earphones Awards. He is known for his narrations of children’s books, including Robert McCloskey’s Centerburg Tales and Albert Marrin’s Commander-in-Chief Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Outside of his audiobook work, he has starred in a revival of Captain Kangaroo on the Fox Network.