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The Resource The descent of man, and selection in relation to sex, Charles Darwin ; with an introduction by James Moore and Adrian Desmond

The descent of man, and selection in relation to sex, Charles Darwin ; with an introduction by James Moore and Adrian Desmond

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The descent of man, and selection in relation to sex
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The descent of man, and selection in relation to sex
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Charles Darwin ; with an introduction by James Moore and Adrian Desmond
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eng
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Charles Darwin's seminal work 'The Descent of Man' is published here edited and with an introduction by Adrian Desmond and James Moore. Suggestions are provided for further reading, a chronology of Darwin's life and works, and a biographical glossary.
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1809-1882
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Darwin, Charles
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599.938
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index present
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  • 1947-
  • 1947-
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  • Desmond, Adrian
  • Moore, James R.
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Penguin classics
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  • Human evolution
  • Natural selection
  • Popular Science and Mathematics
  • Popular science
  • Human biology
  • Evolution
  • Philosophy
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
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Applying his controversial theory of evolution to the origins of the human species, Charles Darwin's The Descent of Man was the culmination of his life's work. This Penguin Classics edition is edited with an introduction by James Moore and Adrian Desmond.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. Named by Sigmund Freud as 'one of the ten most significant books' ever written, Darwin's Descent of Man continues to shape the way we think about what it is that makes us uniquely human.In their introduction, James Moore and Adrian Desmond, acclaimed biographers of Charles Darwin, call for a radical re-assessment of the book, arguing that its core ideas on race were fired by Darwin's hatred of slavery. The text is the second and definitive edition and this volume also contains suggestions for further reading, a chronology and biographical sketches of prominent individuals mentioned.Charles Darwin (1809-82), a Victorian scientist and naturalist, has become one of the most famous figures of science to date. The advent of On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection in 1859 challenged and contradicted all contemporary biological and religious beliefs.If you enjoyed The Descent of Man, you might like Darwin's On the Origin of Species, also available in Penguin Classics
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The descent of man, and selection in relation to sex, Charles Darwin ; with an introduction by James Moore and Adrian Desmond
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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BDZ0000954673
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20 cm.
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lxvi, 791 p.
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9780140436310
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The descent of man, and selection in relation to sex, Charles Darwin ; with an introduction by James Moore and Adrian Desmond
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0000954673
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
lxvi, 791 p.
Isbn
9780140436310
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.

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