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John Murray VII tells the fascinating story of how his ancestor, John Murray III, was offered the manuscript of Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species. Drawing upon original letters, photographs, family stories and the help of a set of live pigeons, he gives a unique insight in to the early history of this epoch-making book, telling how early readers advised John Murray against publishing it and revealing the small but crucial revisions that Darwin made to subsequent editions of the book. The tracks on this album were produced by The Open University in collaboration with the British Council. They form part of Darwin Now, a global initiative celebrating the life and work of Charles Darwin and the impact his ideas about evolution continue to have on today’s world. © British Council 2009.

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Track 1: Publishing The Origin of Species

A brief introduction to this album.


© The Open University 2010


Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Publishing The Origin of Species    A brief introduction to this album. Play now Publishing The Origin of Species
2 John Murray and Darwin    The current John Murray invites us into his illustrious ancestors' offices to tell the story of how this famous British publishing house was chosen by Charles Darwin for his seminal book, The Origin of Species. Much controversy followed. Play now John Murray and Darwin

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