Descent of Man

ISBN-10: 0486471640

ISBN-13: 9780486471648

Edition: 2009

Authors: Charles Darwin, Michael T. Ghiselin

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Published on the anniversary of the great naturalist's 200th birthday, this collection of prime excerpts from Darwin's landmark work builds on the evolutionary concepts introduced in 'On the Origin of Species'.
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List price: $13.50
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/14/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Charles Robert Darwin, born in 1809, was an English naturalist who founded the theory of Darwinism, the belief in evolution as determined by natural selection. Although Darwin studied medicine at Edinburgh University, and then studied at Cambridge University to become a minister, he had been interested in natural history all his life. His grandfather, Erasmus Darwin, was a noted English poet, physician, and botanist who was interested in evolutionary development. Darwin's works have had an incalculable effect on all aspects of the modern thought. Darwin's most famous and influential work, On the Origin of Species, provoked immediate controversy. Darwin's other books include Zoology of the Voyage of the Beagle, The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex. Charles Darwin died in 1882.

Introduction to the Dover Edition
The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex
Introduction
The Descent Or Origin Of Man
The Evidence of the Descent of Man From Some Lower Form
Comparison of the Mental Powers of Man and the Lower Animals
Comparison of the Mental Powers of Man and the Lower Animals, continued
On the Manner of Development of Man from Some Lower Form
On the Development of the Intellectual and Moral Faculties during Primeval and Civilised Times
On the Affinities and Genealogy of Man
On the Races of Man
Sexual Selection
Principles of Sexual Selection
Secondary Sexual Characters in the Lower Classes of the Animal Kingdom
Secondary Sexual Characters of Insects
Insects, continued. Order Lepidoptera
Secondary Sexual Characters of Fishes, Amphibians, and Reptiles
Secondary Sexual Characters of Birds
Birds, continued
Birds, continued
Birds, concluded
Secondary Sexual Characters of Mammals
Secondary Sexual Characters of Mammals, continued
Secondary Sexual Characters of Man
Secondary Sexual Characters of Man, continued
General Summary and Conclusion
Index
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