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The Descent of Man – Charles Darwin


The Descent of Man – Charles Darwin


Title: The Descent of Man

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: The Easton Press, 1979.

Condition: Full leather, 22k gold gilt on covers and all edges. Near fine. App 11″ by 8″.

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About the book (from Wikipedia):

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 book on evolutionary theory, following his 1859 work, On the Origin of Species, in which he explored the concept of natural selection. In The Descent of Man, Darwin applies evolutionary theory to human evolution, and details his theory of sexual selection, a form of biological adaptation distinct from, yet interconnected with, natural selection. The book discusses many related issues, including evolutionary psychology, evolutionary ethics, differences between human races, differences between sexes, the dominant role of women in choosing mating partners, and the relevance of the evolutionary theory to society.