Review by Sid Perkins
The first edition of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species laid out the case for evolution by natural selection with nearly 500 pages of dense prose and a single diagram. Now, writer Michael Keller and illustrator Nicolle Rager Fuller have artfully transformed this important book into a highly readable and copiously illustrated page-turner, available in hardcover and paperback.
Each of the chapters in this graphic adaptation presents a condensed version of a theme from the original book, explaining basic principles of evolution such as how variations among a creature’s offspring provide the raw material upon which natural selection operates.
Also included is an introductory chapter detailing the research and ruminations that led Darwin to conceive