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Reader recommendation: The Origin of the Species

Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.

By R.F. Gillum, Silver Spring, Md. / February 9, 2011

I just finished reading The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin. After hearing about this book all my life, I finally read the original, still controversial in some quarters after 150 years. Darwin’s elegant prose and powerful reasoning became even more enjoyable after I visited a science museum and saw how most of his ideas still stand.

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