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The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex (Penguin Classics)

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ISBN13: 9780140436310
ISBN10: 0140436316
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In The Origin of Species, Charles Darwin refused to discuss human evolution, believing the subject too “surrounded with prejudices.” He had been reworking his notes since the 1830s, but only with trepidation did he finally publish The Descent of Man in 1871. The book notoriously put apes in our family tree and made the races one family, diversified by “sexual selection”—Darwin’s provocative theory that female choice among competing males leads to diverging racial characteristics. Though less well known than The Origin of Species, The Descent of Man continues to shape the way we think about what it is that makes us uniquely human.

  • First time in Penguin Classics
  • Edited by the coauthors of the acclaimed biography Darwin
  • Includes Introduction, suggestions for further reading, chronology, biographical register, and index
  • Reproduces the book's original illustrations and Darwin's own notes

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"The Descent of Man" (1871) is among Darwin's most important works, addressing the crucial question of the origins, evolution and racial divergence of mankind. The evidence he presents forces us to question what it is that makes us uniquely human.

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First time in Penguin Classics<BR>Edited by the coauthors of the acclaimed biography Darwin<BR>Includes introduction, suggestions for further reading, chronology, biographical register, and index<BR>Reproduces the book's original illustrations and Darwin's own notes

About the Author

Charles Darwin (1809–1882) was an evolutionary biologist, best known for his controversial and ground-breaking The Origin of Species (1859).

James Moore is a reader in history of science and technology at the Open University.

Adrian Desmond is an honorary research fellow in the Biology Department at University College London.

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e_bonie_14, January 19, 2007 (view all comments by e_bonie_14)
It is very well writen and not to mention cover is live totally allll-some!!!!!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140436310
Introduction:
Moore, James
Introduction:
Desmond, Adrian
Introduction by:
Moore, James
Introduction by:
Desmond, Adrian
Introduction:
Moore, James
Introduction:
Desmond, Adrian
Author:
Moore, James
Author:
Darwin, Charles
Author:
Desmond, Adrian
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
20040631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
864
Dimensions:
7.9 x 5.17 x 1.52 in 1.3 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , "The Descent of Man" (1871) is among Darwin's most important works, addressing the crucial question of the origins, evolution and racial divergence of mankind. The evidence he presents forces us to question what it is that makes us uniquely human.
"Synopsis" by , First time in Penguin Classics<BR>Edited by the coauthors of the acclaimed biography Darwin<BR>Includes introduction, suggestions for further reading, chronology, biographical register, and index<BR>Reproduces the book's original illustrations and Darwin's own notes

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