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The Descent of Man (1871)
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Great Books Of The Western World - 54 Volume Set, Incl. 10 Vols of Great Ideas Program & 3 Great Ideas Today (1966, 1967 by Robert Maynard Hutchins (indirect)
Great Books Of The Western World - 54 Volume Set, Incl. 10 Vols of Great Ideas Program & 10 Volumes Gateway To Great Books by Robert Maynard Hutchins (indirect)
GREAT BOOKS OF THE WESTERN WORLD--54 Volumes 27 volumes 1961-1987 GREAT IDEAS TODAY (Yearbooks) 10 volumes GATEWAY TO THE GREAT BOOKS 10 volumes GREAT IDEAS PROGRAM. Total 101 Volumes. by Robert Maynard Hutchins (indirect)
Darwin Compendium: Voyage of the Beagle, Origin of the Species, Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Express by Charles Darwin
The Descent of Man; The Voyage of the H.M.S. Beagle; On the Origin of the Species; [and] The Autobiography [4-volume set] by Charles Darwin
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In the current resurgence of interest in the biological basis of animal behavior and social organization, the ideas and questions pursued by Charles Darwin remain fresh and insightful. This is especially true of The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Darwin's second most important work. This edition is a facsimile reprint of the first printing of the first edition (1871), not previously available in paperback. The work is divided into two parts. Part One marshals behavioral and morphological evidence to argue that humans evolved from other animals. Darwin shoes that human mental and emotional capacities, far from making human beings unique, are evidence of an animal origin and evolutionary development. Part Two is an extended discussion of the differences between the sexes of many species and how they arose as a result of selection. Here Darwin lays the foundation for much contemporary research by arguing that many characteristics of animals have evolved not in response to the selective pressures exerted by their physical and biological environment, but rather to confer an advantage in sexual competition. These two themes are drawn together in two final chapters on the role of sexual selection in humans. In their Introduction, Professors Bonner and May discuss the place of The Descent in its own time and relation to current work in biology and other disciplines.
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)599.938 — Natural sciences and mathematics Zoology Mammals Humans Evolution
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An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.