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The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex
ISBN 0691082782 / 9780691082783 / 0-691-08278-2
Publisher Princeton Univ Pr
List price $99.50
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"The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex is a book on evolutionary theory by English naturalist Charles Darwin, first published in 1871. It was Darwin's second large book on evolutionary theory, following his 1859 work, The Origin of Species, and is concerned with outlining the application of Darwin's theory to human evolution, and detailing the theory of sexual selection. The book touches on a number of related issues, including evolutionary psychology, evolutionary ethics, differences between human races, differences between human sexes, and the relevance of the evolutionary theory to society." (Quote from wikipedia.org)
Table of Contents:
Publisher's Preface; Preface To The Second Edition; Introduction; The Descent Or Origin Of Man; The Evidence Of The Descent Of Man From Some Lower Form; On The Manner Of Development 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; 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; Secondary Sexual Characters Of Fishes, Amphibians, And Reptiles; Secondary Sexual Characters Of Birds; Birds; Birds; Birds; Secondary Sexual Characters Of Mammals; Secondary Sexual Characters Of Mammals; Sexual Selection In Relation To Man, And Conclusion; Secondary Sexual Characters Of Man; Secondary Sexual Characters Of Man; General Summary And Conclusion; Supplemental Note. On Sexual Selection In Relation To Monkeys; Index
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