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Charles  Darwin
[1809-1882]

color portrait of Charles Darwin [1809-82]             short profile

major works
other works

works about Charles Darwin

Scopes Trial of 1925
Dover, PA trial in 2005

later works about Evolution

Kindle Editions

plays, movies & TV, other media

Darwin & Evolution links


“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent,
but the one most responsive to change.”
— Charles Darwin

“Evolution is a fact. Beyond reasonable doubt, beyond serious doubt, beyond sane,
informed, intelligent doubt, beyond doubt evolution is a fact.”
Richard Dawkins


        BIO
        text
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Charles Darwin [1809-82] entry at Wikipedia

Books To Ponder Page 2: Science, Religion & Evolution


Darwin's  Major  Works
Charles Darwin bibliography at Wikipedia
the complete works of Charles Darwin online [est. 2005] {{ website down? 11/2012 }}

From So Simple a Beginning, Darwin's Four Great Books edited by Edward O. Wilson  "From So Simple A Beginning: Darwin's Four Great Books" [2005]
Edited by {Harvard biologist} Edward O. Wilson

Together in one volume: "Voyage of The H.M.S. Beagle" [1845], "The Origin of Species" [1859], "The Descent of Man and Selection In Relation To Sex" [1871], and "The Expression of Emotions In Man and Animals" [1872]
W.W. Norton & Co. 9¼x6 slipcase hardcover [11/2005] for $25.55
Darwin Compendium book from Barnes & Noble  "The Darwin Compendium" [2005] Introduction by Brian Regal
Five works together in one volume: "The Voyage of The H.M.S. Beagle" [1845], "The Origin of Species" [1859], "The Descent of Man and Selection In Relation To Sex" [1871], "The Expression of Emotions In Man and Animals" [1872], and "Autobiography of Charles Darwin" [1876]
Barnes & Noble 9x6½x2½ {5 pounds!} hardcover [2005] out of print/used

"The  Voyage  of  The  H.M.S. Beagle"  [1845]
http://www.amazon.com/The-Voyage-Beagle-ebook/dp/B004TOYF40/ kindle
http://www.amazon.com/Voyage-Beagle-Charles-Researches-Classics/dp/014043268X/
http://www.amazon.com/Voyage-Beagle-Researches-Countries-Classics/dp/0375756809/

Voyage of The Beetle children's book by Anne H. Weaver & George Lawrence  "The Voyage of The Beetle: A Journey Around The World With Charles Darwin"
[ages 9 & up; 2007] by Anne H. Weaver, Illustrated by George Lawrence

Narrator Rosie the Beetle accompanies Charles Darwin on his voyage around the world; book won the 2008 Zia Award and the New Mexico State Library Book of The Year Award
official book site
Univ New Mexico Press 10¼x7½ hardcover [10/2007] for $16.72

"The  Origin  of  Species"  [1859]

The Origin Of Species, Illustrated book by Charles Darwin for Kindle  "The Origin of Species" [orig 1859] by Charles Darwin
with over 240 illustrations & photographs
Kindle Edition from Novellum Ebook Works [3/2011] for $2.99 {sic}
The Origin of Species book by Charles Darwin from Oxford University Press  "The Origin of Species" [orig 1859, O.U.P. 2008] by Charles Darwin
Kindle Edition from Oxford Univ Press [11/2008] for $9.15
Oxford Univ Press 7¾x5 pb [2/2009] for $12.95
C.S.A. Word audio CD read by Richard Dawkins [8/2008] for $25.03
Origin of Species Illustrated Edition book edited by David Quammen  "On The Origin of Species: The Illustrated Edition" [2008]
Edited by David Quammen
, with over 300 illustrations
Sterling Signature 10x9 pb [10/2011] for $23.05
Sterling 10x9 hardcover [10/2008] for $22.27

http://www.amazon.com/Origin-Species-150th-Anniversary/dp/0451529065/
http://www.amazon.com/Origin-Species-Facsimile-First/dp/1592242863/
http://www.amazon.com/Origin-Species-Voyage-Beagle/dp/1400041279/
http://www.amazon.com/Origin-Species-Illustrated-Charles-Darwin/dp/1402756399/
http://www.amazon.com/Origin-Species-Charles-Darwin/dp/1604592435/
http://www.amazon.com/origen-las-especies-Charles-Darwin/dp/1583487778/
http://www.amazon.com/origen-hombre-Clasicos-literatura-Spanish/dp/8497648048/
http://www.amazon.com/The-Annotated-Origin-Facsimile-Edition/dp/0674060172/

"The  Descent  of  Man"  [1871]
and Selection In Relation To Sex
http://www.amazon.com/Descent-Man-Charles-Darwin/dp/1605897043/
http://www.amazon.com/Descent-Man-Concise-Charles-Darwin/dp/0452288886/
http://www.amazon.com/Descent-Man-Selection-Relation-Sex/dp/B00143YL7A/ kindle
http://www.amazon.com/Descent-Man-Selection-Relation-Sex/dp/1402184352/

"The  Expression  of  Emotions  In  Man  and  Animals"  [1872]
this book was the first scientific publication that used photographs as evidence for its conclusions
http://www.amazon.com/Expression-Emotions-Man-Animals/dp/1599869152/
http://www.amazon.com/Expression-Emotions-Man-Animals/dp/B001OQCM5A/ kindle

"Darwin's Camera: Art and Photography in the Theory of Evolution" [10/2009] by Phillip Prodger
http://www.amazon.com/Darwins-Camera-Photography-Theory-Evolution/dp/0195150317/

"Autobiography  of  Charles Darwin"  [1876]
http://www.amazon.com/Autobiography-Charles-Darwin-1809-1882/dp/0393310698/ [1876]
http://www.amazon.com/Autiobiography-Charles-Darwin-Forgotten-Books/dp/1606208721/
http://www.amazon.com/Autobiography-Charles-Francis-Published-MobileReference/dp/B001EVQIM8/
http://www.amazon.com/Autobiography-Charles-Darwin/dp/1615340505/
http://www.amazon.com/Autobiography-Charles-Darwin-ebook/dp/B001VNCB3Y/
http://www.amazon.com/The-Autobiography-of-Charles-Darwin/dp/B001B0LONU/
http://www.amazon.com/The-Autobiography-of-Charles-Darwin/dp/B001GO05G8/
http://www.amazon.com/The-Autobiography-Charles-Darwin-1809-1882/dp/0393310698/



http://www.amazon.com/Cambridge-Companion-Species-Companions-Philosophy/dp/052169129X/
http://www.amazon.com/Charles-including-editions-Published-MobileReference/dp/B001EW522E/ kindle
http://www.amazon.com/Darwins-Camera-Photography-Theory-Evolution/dp/0195150317/
http://www.amazon.com/Charles-Darwin-Influence-Cambridge-Biographies/dp/0521566681/
http://www.amazon.com/Charles-Darwin-Power-Janet-Browne/dp/0691114390/
http://www.amazon.com/Charles-Darwin-Very-Interesting-People/dp/B001SARBL2/
http://www.amazon.com/Charles-Darwins-Beagle-Diary-1831-1836/dp/161534053X/
http://www.amazon.com/Charles-Darwins-Notebooks-Voyage-Beagle/dp/0521517575/
http://www.amazon.com/Darwin-Beginners-Jonathan-Miller/dp/0375714588/
http://www.amazon.com/Darwin-Discovering-Tree-Niles-Eldredge/dp/0393059669/
http://www.amazon.com/Darwin-Tormented-Evolutionist-Adrian-Desmond/dp/0393311503/
http://www.amazon.com/Darwinian-Revolution-Science-Tooth-Claw/dp/0226731693/
http://www.amazon.com/Darwins-Gift-Francisco-Ayala/dp/0309102316/
http://www.amazon.com/Darwins-Origin-Species-Books-Changed/dp/0802143466/
http://www.amazon.com/Darwins-Origin-Species-Biography-Changed/dp/0871139537/
http://www.amazon.com/Darwins-Dilemma-Stephen-Meyer/dp/B002MZTSRM/
http://www.amazon.com/Development-Darwins-Theory-Selection-1838-1859/dp/0521469406/
http://www.amazon.com/Evolution-First-Four-Billion-Years/dp/067403175X/
http://www.amazon.com/Evolution-The-Triumph-Idea-ebook/dp/B003YCOOY4/
http://www.amazon.com/Evolution-Triumph-Idea-Carl-Zimmer/dp/0061138401/
http://www.amazon.com/Evolution-Very-Short-Introduction-Introductions/dp/0192802518/
http://www.amazon.com/Evolutionary-Writings-Including-Autobiographies-Classics/dp/0199208638/
http://www.amazon.com/Foundations-Origin-Species-Essays-written/dp/1434693953/
http://www.amazon.com/Foundations-Origin-Species-Charles-Darwin/dp/0554394855/
http://www.amazon.com/Making-Sense-Evolution-Evolutionary-ebook/dp/B0047CPN2W/
http://www.amazon.com/Meaning-Evolution-Morphological-Construction-Reconstruction/dp/0226712036/
http://www.amazon.com/Remarkable-Creatures-Adventures-Search-Species/dp/015101485X/
http://www.amazon.com/Science-Creationism-National-Academy-Sciences/dp/0309064066/
http://www.amazon.com/So-Simple-Beginning-Expression-Emotions/dp/0393061345/
http://www.amazon.com/Species-Selection-Preservation-Favoured-Struggle/dp/B000JML90Y/ kindle
http://www.amazon.com/The-Origin-Then-Now-ebook/dp/B005Z67CFA/
http://www.amazon.com/Tragic-Sense-Life-Struggle-Evolutionary/dp/0226712141/
http://www.amazon.com/What-Evolution-Ernst-Mayr/dp/0465044263/
http://www.amazon.com/Why-Darwin-Matters-Against-Intelligent/dp/0805083065/

99% Ape: How Evolution Adds Up November 2008 A new book, edited by Jonathan Silvertown

Darwin issue of Smithsonian Magazine Feb 2009

"Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of … [] by Nick Lane
http://www.amazon.com/Life-Ascending-Inventions-Evolution-ebook/dp/B002D9ZLLO/


Anthologies  &  Other  Works

Living Thoughts of Darwin book edited by Julian Huxley  "The Living Thoughts of Darwin" [Longmans & Green 1939]
Edited by Julian Huxley

Dover 'Essential Darwin' 8½x5½ pb [2006] out of print/many used
Fawcett mass pb [1959] out of print/used
Cassell & Co., Ltd. hardcover [1939] out of print/used

Norton Critical Editions Darwin anthology edited by Philip Appleman  "Darwin (Norton Critical Editions)" [orig 1970, rev 2000]
Selected & edited by Philip Appleman

"The best Darwin anthology on the market." — Stephen Jay Gould of Harvard University
W.W. Norton & Co. 3rd edition 9¼x5½ pb [12/2000] for $17.74
W.W. Norton & Co. 2nd edition 9¼x6¼ hardcover [11/79] out of print/used
Excerpts from Darwin's own work and recent research and scholarship on evolutionary concepts; contributors include Gillian Beer, Richard Dawkins, Frans de Waal, Daniel Dennett, Stephen Jay Gould, Noretta Koertge, George Levine, Ernst Mayr, Kevin Padian, Steven Pinker, Michael Ruse, Eugene C. Scott, George C. Williams, Edward O. Wilson, and many others
Portable Darwin book edited by Duncan Porter & Peter Graham  
"The Portable Darwin" [1980]
Edited by Duncan M. Porter & Peter W. Graham

Excerpts from selected books, monographs, and letters from 1837 to 1881
Penguin Books 8x5¼ pb [11/93] out of print/many, many used
Essential Darwin book edited by Kenneth A. Korey & Robert Jastrow  "The Essential Darwin (Masters of Modern Science Series)" [1984]
Selections & Commentary by Kenneth Korey, with Series Editor Robert Jastrow

Little, Brown & Co. 8x5½ pb [11/84] out of print/many used
Little, Brown & Co. 8¼x5¾ hardcover [11/84] out of print/used
Darwin Reader anthology edited by Mark Ridley  "The Darwin Reader" [1987] Edited by Mark Ridley of Oxford University
Selected key passages from Darwin's nine most important books, with an introduction and notes for each selection, plus an updated & expanded bibliography.
W.W. Norton & Co. 8x5½ 2nd edition pb [2/96] for $23.63
W.W. Norton & Co. 8x5 hardcover [9/87] out of print/used
Origins: Selected Letters of Charles Darwin book edited by Frederick Burkhardt  "Charles Darwin's Letters: A Selection, 1825-1859"
[orig 1996] Edited by Frederick Burkhardt

Cambridge Univ Press 8½x5½ pb [10/98] out of print/many used
Cambridge Univ Press 8¾x5¾ hardcover [3/96] out of print/many used
"Origins: Selected Letters of Charles Darwin, 1822-1859"
[expanded 2008] Edited by Frederick Burkhardt

Cambridge Univ Press 9x6 hardcover [6/2008] for $18.48
Essential Darwin book edited by Julian Huxley  
"The Essential Darwin" [2006] Edited by Julian Huxley
originally published as "The Living Thoughts of Darwin" [1939] by Longmans & Green
Dover Publns 8½x5½ pb [2006] out of print/many used
Evolution Selected Letters of Charles Darwin book edited by Frederick Burkhardt, Allison M. Pearn & Samantha Evans  "Evolution: Selected Letters of Charles Darwin, 1860-1870" [2008]
Edited by Frederick Burkhardt, Allison M. Pearn & Samantha Evans

Cambridge Univ Press 9x6 hardcover [6/2008] for $20.44
Charles Darwin: The Beagle Letters book edited by Frederick Burkhardt  "Charles Darwin: The Beagle Letters" [2008]
Edited by Frederick Burkhardt

Cambridge Univ Press 9x6 hardcover [9/2008] for $21.12


Works  About  Charles  Darwin

Darwin Very Short Introduction book by Jonathan Howard  "Darwin: A Very Short Introduction" [2001]
by Jonathan Howard

Oxford Univ Press mass pb [6/2001] for $11.92
Darwin, His Daughter & Human Evolution biography by Randal Keynes  "Darwin, His Daughter & Human Evolution" [2002] by Randal Keynes
The author is a great-great-grandson of Charles Darwin and inherited from his grandmother the writing case of Darwin's beloved daughter Annie, who died at the age of fifteen; this bio-graphy provides rare insight into the family's private world, giving a fuller picture of one of our most original thinkers, as well as a wealth of previously unseen material.
Riverhead Trade 8x5½ movie tie-in pb [11/2009] for $10.80
Riverhead Trade 8x5½ pb [11/2002] for $11.25
Riverhead 9x6 hardcover [1/2002] out of print/used

Reluctant Mr. Darwin book by David Quammen  "The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and The Making of His Theory of Evolution" [2006] by David Quammen
Kindle Edition from W.W. Norton [2007 edition] for $9.89
W.W. Norton 8x5½ pb [7/2007] for $10.41
W.W. Norton 8x5½ hardcover [7/2006] out of print/many used
Darwin's Sacred Cause biography by Desmond & Moore  "Darwin's Sacred Cause: How A Hatred of Slavery Shaped Darwin's Views On Human Evolution" [2009] by Adrian Desmond and James Moore
Penguin Books 7¾x5 pb [12/2009] out of print/used
Univ Chicago Press 9x6 pb [4/2011] for $20.79
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 9x6 hardcover [1/2009] for $7.08
Allen Lane 9½x6½ hardcover [1/2009] out of print/many used
Secret History of Evolution book by Rebecca Stott  "Darwin's Ghosts: The Secret History of Evolution" [2012]
by Rebecca Stott

Kindle Edition from Random House Digital [6/2012] for $13.99
Spiegel & Grau 9¾x6½ deckle-edge hardcover [6/2012] for $16.75

http://www.amazon.com/Darwin-The-Life-Tormented-Evolutionist/dp/0393311503/
http://www.amazon.com/Charles-Darwin-Biography-Vol-Voyaging/dp/0691026068/
http://www.amazon.com/Charles-Darwin-Biography-Power-Place/dp/0691114390/

"The Darwin Archipelago: The Naturalist's Career Beyond Origin of Species" [April 2011] by Steve Jones
http://www.amazon.com/Darwin-Archipelago-Naturalists-Career-Species/dp/0300155409/
http://www.amazon.com/Darwins-Journal-Galapagos-Illustrated-ebook/dp/B005EJAWGE/

"Darwin and the Beagle" by Alan Moorehead

"Origins of Genius: Darwinian Perspectives on Creativity" [Jul 8, 1999] by Dean Keith Simonton
http://www.amazon.com/Origins-Genius-Darwinian-Perspectives-Creativity/dp/0195128796/

http://www.amazon.com/Selection-Preservation-Favoured-Struggle-ebook/dp/B000JML90Y/
http://www.amazon.com/One-Long-Argument-Evolutionary-Questions/dp/0674639065/
http://www.amazon.com/One-Long-Argument-Evolutionary-Questions/dp/0674639057/
http://www.amazon.com/The-Origin-Of-Species-Anniversary/dp/0451529065/
http://www.amazon.com/The-Making-Fittest-Ultimate-Evolution/dp/0393330516/
http://www.amazon.com/Masters-Planet-Search-Origins-Macsci/dp/023010875X/

"Darwin and The Darwinian Revolution" [1959] by Gertrude Himmelfarb
http://www.amazon.com/Darwin-Darwinian-Revolution-Gertrude-Himmelfarb/dp/1566631068/
"The Origin: A Biographical Novel of Charles Darwin" [1980] by Irving & Jean Stone
http://www.amazon.com/Origin-Biographical-Novel-Charles-Darwin/dp/B000NWA1FE/
"The Survival of Charles Darwin: A Biography of A Man & An Idea" [1984] by Ronald Clark
http://www.amazon.com/Survival-Charles-Darwin-Biography-Idea/dp/0380699915/
"Charles Darwin: Interviews and Recollections" ]2000] Edited by Harold Orel
http://www.amazon.com/Charles-Darwin-Recollections-Harold-Orel/dp/0312221002/
"Charles Darwin: The Power of Place" [2002] by E. Janet Browne
http://www.amazon.com/Charles-Darwin-Power-Janet-Browne/dp/0679429328/
"Charles Darwin" [ages 10+; 10/2010] by Kathleen Krull
http://www.amazon.com/Charles-Darwin-Giants-Science-Kathleen/dp/0670063355/

Darwin's Mysterious Illness monograph in Kindle format by Robert Youngson, MD  "Darwin's Mysterious Illness: A Medical Puzzle Unsolved For 150 Years" monograph for Kindle [2010] by Dr. Robert Youngson, MD of Scotland
The 'original and surprising conclusion' is not revealed on Amazon nor on the publisher's website, so we cannot pass it on to you here.
18-page Kindle Edition from Huxley Scientific Press [1/2013] for $2.99
Darwin in Love in Kindle format by David Loye  "Darwin In Love: The Rest of The Story" for Kindle [2013] by David Loye
Kindle Edition from Osanto Univ Press [12/2013] for $4.99
Prof. Loye describes the two parts of Darwin's theories: the biological evolution of the past - Darwin used the phrase 'survival of the fittest' only once in the "Origin" and "Descent" books - and the under-reported societal evolution of the present, where mankind is evolving toward survival by coöperation, i.e. loving one another.
Darwin's Backyard Experiments book by James T. Costa  "Darwin's Backyard: How Small Experiments Led To A Big Theory" [2017]  9/2017
by James T. Costa
. . . including do-it-yourself experiments
Kindle Edition from W.W. Norton & Co. [9/2017] for $14.16
W.W. Norton & Co. 9½x6½ hardcover [9/2017] for $18.98


The  Scopes  Trial  of  1925
Scopes vs. State of Kentucky 'monkey trial' entry at Wikipedia

Six Days or Forever? book by Ray Ginger  "Six Days or Forever?: Tennessee vs. John Thomas Scopes" [1958]
by Ray Ginger

Oxford Univ Press 8x5½ pb [9/74] out of print/many used
Beacon Press hardcover [1958] out of print/used
Great Monkey Trial book by L. Sprague de Camp  "The Great Monkey Trial" [1968]
by L. Sprague de Camp

Doubleday 8¼x5¾ hardcover [1968] out of print/used
book entry at Wikipedia

"The Great Monkey Trial: Science Versus Fundamentalism In America"
[grades 7-12; 1990] by Tom McGowen
Franklin Watts 9¼x6¼ library hardcover [10/90] out of print/used

 book by Edward J. Larson  "Summer For The Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion" [1997] by Edward J. Larson
Kindle Edition from Basic Books [7/2008] for $9.32
Basic Books 9x6 pb [10/2006] for $11.32
Basic Books 9¼x6¼ hardcover [6/97] out of print/80+ used
Trials of the Monkey book by Matthew Chapman  "Trials of The Monkey: An Accidental Memoir" [2000] by Matthew Chapman
A great-great-grandson of Darwin travels by bus to Dayton, Tennessee to wit-ness a 75th anniversary re-enactment of the famous Scopes Monkey Trial; the book is a jumble of three stories: Chapman's personal and family legacy, the 1925 battle over evolution, and his modern-day Tennesseean hosts.
Kindle Edition from Picador Macmillan [2007 edition] for $9.99
Picador 8x6 pb [7/2002] for $14.82
Picador 8¼x5¾ hardcover [8/2001] out of print/many, many used
Duck Editions 8¼x6 hardcover [2/2000] out of print/many used
Scopes Trial History with Documents book by Jeffrey P. Moran  
"The Scopes Trial: A Brief History With Documents" [2002]
by Jeffrey P. Moran

St. Martin's Bedford 8x5½ pb [3/2002] for $11.38
Palgrave Macmillan 8¼x5½ hardcover [4/2002] out of print/used
True Story of The Scopes Trial book by Marvin Olasky & John Perry  "Monkey Business: The True Story of The Scopes Trial" [2005]
by Marvin Olasky & John Perry

B&H Books 9x6 hardcover [5/2005] for $16.63
Monkey Town Summer book by Ronald Kidd  "Monkey Town: The Summer of The Scopes Trial" [ages 11 & up; 2006]
by Ronald Kidd

A fictional account: A 15-year-old girl has a secret crush on a male teacher, who is arrested by her pharmacist father for giving lessons in evolution.
Kindle Edition from Simon & Schuster Digital [6/2011] for $9.99
Simon Pulse 8x5 pb [6/2011] for $13.99
Simon & Schuster YR 8¼x6 hardcover [1/2006] out of print/many, many used
Religious Orgy In Tennessee book of H.L. Mencken articles  
"A Religious Orgy In Tennessee: A Reporter's Account of The Scopes Monkey Trial" [2006] by H.L. Mencken [1880-1956]
Melville House Publng 7½x5½ pb [9/2006] for $16.95
H.L. Mencken [1880-1956] Page at Spirit of America Bookstore
Reframing Scopes book by Marcel Chotkowski LaFollette  "Reframing Scopes: Journalists, Scientists & Lost Photographs From The Trial of The Century" [2008] by Marcel Chotkowski LaFollette
Univ Press KS hardcover [4/2008] for $45.00

'Monkey Trial' TV episode of In Search of History  
"In Search of History: The Monkey Trial" TV episode [History Channel 2000]
featuring archive footage of William Jennings Bryan, Clarence Darrow & John Thomas Scopes
50-minute A&E Home Video color/b&w DVD [10/2008] for $16.49
bare credits at IMDb
'Monkey Trial' TV documentary from American Experience  "Monkey Trial: An All-Out Duel Between Science & Religion" TV documentary
[PBS/WGBH-TV Feb 2002] Season 14 Episode 9 of the "American Experience" TV series

hour-long documentary co-produced, written & co-directed by Christine Lesiak; co-produced & co-directed by Annie Mumgaard; narrated by Linda Hunt
90-minute P.B.S. Home Video widescreen color DVD [12/2006] for $24.99
P.B.S. Home Video color VHS [8/00] for $16.95
full credits at IMDb
Scopes Trial movie 'Alleged'  "Alleged" feature film [indep 2010]
An ambitious young reporter is frustrated by life in backwater Dayton, Tennessee; when the 1925 'Scopes Monkey Trial' arrives in the town, he gets the break of a lifetime as the eager protégé of nationally-famous journalist H.L. Mencken. • Directed by Tom Hines; starring Nathan West, Colm Meaney {as H.L. Mencken}, Brian Dennehy {as Clarence Darrow}, Fred Dalton Thompson {as Wm. Jennings Bryan}, Ashley Johnson, J.R. Bourne, Jamie Kolacki {as John Scopes} & Khori Faison
Image Ent. widescreen color Blu-ray [11/2011] for $26.99
Image Ent. widescreen color DVD [11/2011] for $10.49
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

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"The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial"
[L.A. Theatre Works 1993]
The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial stageplay  Stageplay written by B.B.C. TV exec Peter Goodchild based on original sources and transcripts from the Scopes trial, with the goal of being historically accurate • full-cast performance with Edward Asner, Bill Brochtrup, Kyle Colerider-Krugh, Matthew Patrick Davis, John de Lancie, James Gleason, Harry Groener, Jerry Hardin, Geoffrey Lower, Marnie Mosiman, Kenneth Alan Williams; won Audiofile Magazine D.J.S. Earphones Award in 2006
L.A. Theatre Works audio CD [8/2006] for $25.68
earlier production starring Charles Durning, Edward Asner, Tyne Daly
L.A. Theatre Works audio CD [7/2001] for $6.59

"The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial" [BBC broadcast 2009]
starring Neil Patrick Harris and Edward Asner • listing not found at IMDb


"Inherit The Wind"
stageplay credits at Internet Broadway Database

Inherit The Wind playscript by Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee  playscript [1955] by Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee
The Scopes 'monkey trial' of 1925 was a sensational debate over Darwinian evolution and the first U.S. trial broadcast on national radio. The play's Henry Drummond lawyer character was modelled on Clarence Darrow, lawyer Matthew Harrison Brady was modelled on politician William Jennings Bryan, and the E.K. Hornbeck reporter character was modelled on H.L. Mencken.
Ballantine mass pb [11/2003] for $6.99
Dramatists Play Service 8x5¼ pb [1/96] for $6.50
Inherit The Wind movie directed by Stanley Kramer, starring Spencer Tracy & Fredric March   feature film [United Artists October 1960]
Directed by Stanley Kramer; script by Nedrick Young & Harold Jacob Smith, based on the 1955 play; starring Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, Dick York, Donna Anderson, Harry Morgan, Claude Akins, Noah Beery Jr. & Norman Fell; Oscar nomi- nations for Best Adapted Script, Best Actor {Tracy}, Best Cinematography & Best Editing, BAFTA noms for Best Film & Best Actors (Tracy & March}
M.G.M. b&w DVD [11/2001] for $10.99
M.G.M. b&w VHS [2/97] out of prodn/many used
full credits from IMDb

1965 NBC tv movie starring Melvyn Douglas & Ed Begley
full credits from IMDb
1988 NBC tv movie starring Kirk Douglas, Jason Robards & Darren McGavin
full credits from IMDb
1999 MGM/Showtime tv movie starring Jack Lemmon, George C. Scott & Beau Bridges
full credits from IMDb


Trial  At  Dover, PA
The court trial Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District is not really about Darwin and much more about
creationism versus evolution, so the content here was moved to Ponder Page 2.


Later  Works  About  Evolution

"Intelligent design cannot explain Darwinian evolution. Darwin's whole point is that variation
and change are random and without higher purpose. We cannot imagine that God designed
this disproof of His own existence." — James K. Galbraith

Evolution History of an Idea book by Peter Bowler  "Evolution: The History of An Idea" [1984]
by Peter J. Bowler

Univ California Press 25th Anniversary Edition 9x6 pb [9/2009] for $27.78
Univ California Press 3rd edition 8¾x6 pb [7/2003] out of print/many, many used
Univ California Press 9x6 hardcover [7/84] out of print/used
Darwin's Dangerous Idea book by Daniel C. Dennett  "Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and The Meanings of Life" [1995]
by Daniel C. Dennett

Dennett's analyses of the objections to evolutionary theory are unsurpassed, wonder-fully written, scientifically & philosophically impeccable, and firmly based in bio-logical information
Simon & Schuster mass pb [6/96] for $10.94
Simon & Schuster 9¼x6¼ hardcover [5/95] out of print/many, many used
From So Simple A Beginning Book of Evolution by Philip Whitfield  "From So Simple A Beginning: The Book of Evolution" [1993]
by Philip Whitfield, Foreword by Roger Lewin

A visually-stunning examination of the mysteries of life on our planet, filled with full-color artwork – specially-commissioned illustrations, diagrams & dramatic photos
Macmillan Reference 11x8½ pb [8/1995] out of print/many used
Macmillan Reference 11½x9¼ hardcover [10/93] out of print/many, many used
Darwinian View of Life book by Richard Dawkins & Lalla Ward  "River Out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life" [1995]
by Richard Dawkins, illustrated by Lalla Ward

Basic Books 8½x10½ pb [9/96] for $11.20
Basic Books hardcover [3/95] out of print/used
author's official website
The Theory of Natural Selection book by Charles Darwin  "On Evolution: The Development of The Theory of Natural Selection" [1996]
by Charles Darwin, edited by Thomas F. Glick & David Kohn

Basically a textbook; each chapter includes excerpts from "Origin" and Darwin's later letters; also an Appendix with Wallace's paper and excerpts from Malthus
Hackett Publng 9x6 pb [10/96] for $16.95
Hackett Publng 9x6 hardcover [10/96] for $42.29
Darwin Wars book by Andrew Brown  "The Darwin Wars: The Scientific Battle For The Soul of Man"
[Simon & Schuster 5/2001] by Andrew Brown

The author mistakenly concludes that even though evolutionary theory does not tell us that we are selfish {huh?}, the matter is considerably worse: even when humans act selflessly, they are doing so based on the compulsion of their genes. (Since this book denies Free Will, you should avoid it: thus, no links coded here.)
What Evolution Is book by Ernst Mayr  "What Evolution Is" [2001]
by Ernst Mayr, Foreword by Jared Diamond

Kindle Edition from Basic Books [2001 edition] for $11.19
Basic Books 8x5¼ pb [10/2002] for $12.46
Basic Books 9¼x6¼ hardcover [10/2001] out of print/many, many used
Introducing Evolution book by Dylan Evans & Howard Selina  "Introducing Evolution" [2001]
by Dylan Evans & Howard Selina

Icon/Totem 8¼x5½ pb [11/2005] for $11.01
Icon/Totem 8¼x5½ pb [12/2001] for $11.95
Toward A Fully Human Theory of Evolution book edited by David Loye  "The Great Adventure: Toward A Fully Human Theory of Evolution" [2004]
Edited by David Loye

Foreword by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi; contributors include Ken Bausch, Raymond Bradley, Alexander Christakis, Allan Combs, Riane Eisler, Sally Goerner, Ervin Laszlo, editor Loye, Alfonso Montuori, Ruth Richards & Stanley Saltho
S.U.N.Y. Press 9x6½ pb [3/2004] out of print/used
S.U.N.Y. Press 9x6¼ hardcover [3/2004] for $70.60
Evolution Scientific Theory book by Edward J. Larson  
"Evolution: The Remarkable History of A Scientific Theory" [2004]
by Edward J. Larson

RH/Modern Library 7¼x5 hardcover [5/2005] for $15.61
Recorded Books audio [12/2004] out of print/used
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism & Intelligent Design propaganda by dunderhead Jonathan Wells  "The Politically Incorrect Guide To Darwinism and Intelligent Design" [4/2007]
by Jonathan Wells, PhD

More accurate title for this series is 'Incorrect Guide'; contains right-wing propaganda with no relation to reality – you should not buy or read this garbage.
Science of Evolution, Myth of Creationism book by Ardea Skybreak  "The Science of Evolution and The Myth of Creationism: Knowing What's Real & Why It Matters" [2006] by Ardea Skybreak
Insight Press 10x7 pb [9/2006] for $18.96
Insight Press 10x7¼ hardcover [9/2006] for $29.70
Evolution Reader from Scientific American Magazine  "Evolution: A Scientific American Reader" [2006]
by Editors of Scientific American Magazine

Univ Chicago Press 9x6 pb [9/2006] for $14.96
Univ Chicago Press 9x6¼ hardcover [9/2006] for $65.00
Powerful Evidence of Evolution book by Daniel J. Fairbanks  "Relics of Eden: The Powerful Evidence of Evolution In Human D.N.A." [2007]
by Daniel J. Fairbanks

Kindle Edition from Prometheus Books [3/2010] for $10.19
Prometheus Books 9x6 pb [3/2010] for $12.03
Prometheus Books 9x6 hardcover [12/2007] for $15.33
Why Evolution Is True book by Prof. Jerry A. Coyne  "Why Evolution Is True" [2009]
by Jerry A. Coyne

Penguin 8½x5½ pb [1/2010] for $10.80
Viking 9x6¼ hardcover [1/2009] for $18.45
Greatest Show on Earth, Evidence for Evolution book by Richard Dawkins   "The Greatest Show On Earth: The Evidence For Evolution" [2009 bestseller]
by Richard Dawkins

Kindle Edition from Simon & Schuster Digital [9/2009] for $9.99
Free Press 8½x6½ pb [8/2010] for $10.98
Free Press 9¼x6½ hardcover [9/2009] for $19.73
author's official website
wrong-headed What Darwin Got Wrong garbage by Fodor & Piattelli-Palmarini  "What Darwin Got Wrong" [FS&G 2/2010]
by Jerry Fodor & Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini

"Beyond distorting the scientific literature, F & P make a number of claims that are simply silly . . . I've pondered long and hard how two thoughtful intellectuals could go so wrong."
— reviewer Prof. Jerry A. Coyne
— DO NOT BUY THIS GARBAGE !
Nullius in Verba - Darwin's Greatest Secret in Kindle format by Mike Sutton  "Nullius In Verba: Darwin's Greatest Secret" [2014] by Mike Sutton
Author Sutton seems overly-excited about his discoveries, as though no other books have been written about Darwin and Wallace and the Royal Society.
Kindle Edition from Thinker Media, Inc. [7/2014] for $9.99


Darwin  Anniversary  Book  Cycle
Following the longterm success of "The Healing of A Nation" [1971], California author David Loye founded Benjamin Franklin Press
and announced a series of six volumes establishing the strategies for battling regressive forces who deny the validity of science,
including the science of evolution. The timing of publication roughly covered the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth.
The book series has since evolved, with the final two works expected by the end of 2012.

Bankrolling Evolution book by David Loye  "Bankrolling Evolution: A Program For A President" [2007]
by David Loye

A bold new exploration of how an alliance of progressive science, progressive spirituality, and progressive American leadership can dig out from the disaster of the Bush years and get human evolution back on track
Benjamin Franklin Press 9x6 pb [1/2007] for $15.00
Measuring Evolution book by David Loye  "Measuring Evolution: A Leadership Guide To The Health and Wealth of Nations"
[2007] by David Loye

Presents the concept of 'Global Sounding', a new instrument for measuring our local, national, and planetary health and well-being on 15 basic indicators of evolution
Benjamin Franklin Press 9x6 pb [1/2007] for $13.50
Darwin's Lost Theory book by David Loye  "Darwin's Lost Theory: Bridge To A Better World" [2000]
Part I describes "A Young Man's Bold Vision" and the well-known theories behind "The Origin of Species"; but major elements of Darwin's thought were never part of the popular conversation, so Part II takes a look at Darwin's career thirty years later, in "An Old Man's Surprises"
Benjamin Franklin Press 9x6 pb [9/2007] for $16.42
toExcel 9x6 pb [2000] out of print/used
Darwin On Love book by David Loye  "Darwin On Love: The New Story of Evolution" [2007] by David Loye
Using a computerized word count of "Descent of Man", the author discovered that Darwin only wrote twice about 'survival of the fittest', but 95 times about love!  Part I: "The Discovery of Love" relates Darwin's personal history; Part II: "The Parables of Love" gives 95 examples from the animal world; and Part III: "The Triumph of Love" explores the bond of love, which Darwin holds as more important than either mechanical survival or ruthless self-interest.
Benjamin Franklin Press 9x6 pb [9/2007] out of print/used

The planned books "The Derailing of Evolution" and "Telling The New Story"
were cancelled and replaced as below.

'Darwin and The Battle For Human Survival' Trilogy

Darwin's Second Revolution book by David Loye  Book I: "Darwin's Second Revolution" [2010] by David Loye
in three parts: The Triumph of The Neos; A New Language For Evolution and Revolution; and The Rise and Fall of The Super Neos
Benjamin Franklin Press 9x6 pb [10/2010] for $18.95
Book II: "The Battle of The Books" [not yet published]
Book III: "Up Against The Paradigm" [not yet published]

". . . in all these books by all these people, to whom in one way or another Darwin has been meaningful, we have been looking at a sampling of the higher order minds of the 20th century . . . And is not the most unsettling message this? That no matter how brilliant we are, how well educated, how brave, strong, or independent-minded we think we are, the invisible power of the over-riding paradigm we've explored, which worldwide still enslaves practically all of us from birth to death, can lead us around like a dancing bear with a ring through its nose?"
David Loye



Kindle  Editions
search Kindle Editions on keywords 'Charles Darwin' {returns 290+} at Amazon
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Essential Charles Darwin Collection in Kindle format from Amazon  "The Essential Charles Darwin Collection" for Kindle [2008]
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [7/2008] for $3.99
includes ". . . Coral Reefs" [1842]; ". . . Volcanic Islands" [1844]; "The Voyage of The H.M.S. Beagle"
[1845]; "The Origin of Species" [1859]; "The Descent of Man" [1871]; "The Expression of Emotions In Man and Animals" [1872]; "Autobiography" [1876]; and "Life and Letters of Charles Darwin" [1887]
Works of Charles Darwin on Kindle  "The Works of Charles Darwin" for Kindle [2010]
Kindle Edition from Golgotha Press [9/2010] for $2.99
contains: all published works 1839 to 1887, including "On The Origin of Species" (6th edition); "Auto-biography" [1887]; "The Voyage of The H.M.S. Beagle" [1839], and two-volume "Letters" [1887]


Stageplays,  Movies & TV,  Other  Media
Charles Darwin {as a character} credits at Internet Movie Database

"The Darwin Adventure (1972) /tt0068446/

"The Voyage of Charles Darwin" TV series [1978] /tt0216517/

"Darwin" TV movie [1993] /tt0106672/

Evolution seven-part P.B.S. TV mini-series  "Evolution: A Journey Into Where We're From and Where We're Going" TV mini-series
[P.B.S./NOVA/WGBH-TV Boston 2001]

8-hour P.B.S. seven-part TV mini-series, the episodes are: "Darwin's Dangerous Idea" (two hours); "Great Transformations"; "Extinction!"; "The Evolutionary Arms Race"; "Why Sex?"; "The Mind's Big Bang"; and "What About God?"
narrated by Liam Neeson the 2-hour first episode "Darwin's Dangerous Idea"
P.B.S. Home Video color DVD set [11/2001] 4 disks - out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbP.B.S. official moviesiteseries entry at Wikipedia
"Evolution" 7-part TV series with 2-hour "Judgment Day: Intelligent Design On Trial" [2007] from "NOVA"
P.B.S. Home Video color DVD set [11/2001] 5 disks for $42.20

"Darwin's Daughter" TV movie [2002] /tt1059187/

"Evolution" [2002] /tt0318218/

"Genius: Charles Darwin" [indep 2003]
'Genius Charles Darwin' documentary film  50-minute documentary film directed by Chris Gormlie; written by
Pauline Rush; narrated by Graham McTavish • bare credits at IMDb
Kultur Video color DVD [4/2006] for $19.99

"The Genius of Charles Darwin" TV mini-series [BBC-TV4 Aug 2008]
Genius of Charles Darwin TV mini-series by Richard Dawkins  three hour-long BBC-TV episodes; Athena DVD includes 16-page booklet, bonus disk with five interviews, two shorts, text biography & more • Co-produced & directed by Russell Barnes; written & hosted by Richard Dawkins, FRS; featuring Steven Pinker, Daniel Dennett, Craig Venter, creationists John Mackay and Wendy Wright, and Dr. Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury; won British Broadcast Award for Best Docu-mentary Series, won BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Factual Series • credits at IMDb
Athena widescreen color DVD [11/2009] 2 disks for $19.99
175-minute Dawkins/I.W.C. widescreen color DVD [2008] 1 disk - out of prodn/used

"Mrs. Darwin" (2009) /tt1300857/

"Charles Darwin and The Tree of Life" TV documentary [BBC-TV Feb 2009]
Charles Darwin and The Tree of Life BBC-TV documentary  59-minute BBC-TV special written & hosted by Sir David Attenborough; DVD includes
60-minute "Darwin's Struggle: The Evolution of The Origin of Species" { IMDb }
B.B.C. Home Ent. widescreen color DVD [11/2009] out of prodn/used
credits at IMDb

"Charles Darwin" TV series [2009] /tt2336687/

Creation biopic about Charles Darwin  "Creation: The True Story of Charles Darwin" biopic
[B.B.C. Films/Newmarket U.K. Sept 2009, USA Jan 2010]

A world-renowned scientist living in a small English village formulates a theory in direct conflict with religious dogma – 'the most dangerous idea in history' – tearing apart his marriage but eventually bringing about a global revolution in science. • Directed by Jon Amiel; script by John Collee, based on the Randal Keynes biography {below}; starring real-life couple Paul Bettany & Jennifer Connelly
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDbofficial movie site


Darwin  &  Evolution  Links
Charles Darwin [1809-82] entry at Wikipedia
Books To Ponder Page 2: Science, Religion & Evolution
Charles Darwin {as a character} credits at Internet Movie Database
the complete works of Charles Darwin online

Celebrating Darwin's Bicentenary {Natural History Museum in London, U.K.}
February 12th, the birthday of Charles Darwin, is celebrated as Darwin Day
http://www.DarwinProject.ac.UK etexts
http://www.thedarwinproject.com/home.html
http://www.thesecondevolution.com/darwin_intro.html
the complete works of Charles Darwin online [est. 2005] {{ website down? 11/2012 }}
Darwin Festival [est. 1980] at Salem College in Massachusetts
200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth at Scientific American

The Darwin Awards [est. 1993]


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