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The Descent of Man (Great Minds Series)

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In The Descent of Man (1871, 1874) Charles Darwin (1809-1882) focused special attention on the origin and history of our own species, a subject he had avoided in his previous writings on evolution. He claimed that the human animal is closest in ancestry to the two African "pongids," or anthropoid apes (chimpanzees and gorillas). Further, Darwin held that our species and these two pongids differ merely in degree rather than in kind - a controversial view that contradicted religious doctrine. The Descent of Man looks at the emergence of humans in terms of primate evolution. Darwin presents a strictly mechanistic and materialist interpretation of our species that is free from superstition and spiritualism.

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ISBN:
9781573921763
Introduction:
Birx, H. James
Author:
Birx, H. James
Author:
Darwin, Charles
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Location:
Amherst, N.Y. :
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Human beings
Subject:
Evolution (Biology)
Subject:
Human beings -- Origin.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
Biology-Evolution
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Great Minds Series
Publication Date:
19971231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
698
Dimensions:
8.79x5.20x1.50 in. 1.85 lbs.

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