The Descent of Man (Diversion Classics)

The Descent of Man (Diversion Classics)

by Charles Darwin
The Descent of Man (Diversion Classics)

The Descent of Man (Diversion Classics)

by Charles Darwin

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Overview

Considered one of the most significant pieces of his life's work, Charles Darwin's The Descent of Man forever shaped our understanding of human evolution.

Picked apart in 1871 for its controversial content, Darwin's findings explore two essential facets of evolutionary theory: natural selection and sexual selection. Pointing to undeniable anatomical, mental, and social similarities, Darwin asserts not just that all races of humanity share a single origin, but that we share common ancestors with other animals and have evolved in similar ways. Under sexual selection, he argues that females choosing among competing males has determined our differentiating racial characteristics.

Though aspects of Descent have been met with contention to this day, this book is a must-read for anyone curious about humanity and its origin.

Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, this Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in book groups and classrooms.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682307618
Publisher: Diversion Books
Publication date: 06/28/2016
Series: Diversion Classics
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

About The Author

Date of Birth:

February 12, 1809

Date of Death:

April 19, 1882

Place of Birth:

Shrewsbury, England

Place of Death:

London, England

Education:

B.A. in Theology, Christ¿s College, Cambridge University, 1831
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