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The Resource The descent of man : and selections in relation to sex, Charles Darwin with an introduction by Janet Browne

The descent of man : and selections in relation to sex, Charles Darwin with an introduction by Janet Browne

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The descent of man : and selections in relation to sex
Title
The descent of man
Title remainder
and selections in relation to sex
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Charles Darwin with an introduction by Janet Browne
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eng
Summary
EVOLUTION. In The Descent of Man Darwin addresses many of the issues raised by his notorious Origin of Species: finding in the traits and instincts of animals the origins of the mental abilities of humans, of language, of our social structures and our moral capacities, he attempts to show that there is no clear dividing line between animals and humans. Most importantly, he accounts for what Victorians called the 'races' of mankind by means of what he calls sexual selection. This book presents a full explanation of Darwin's ideas about sexual selection, including his belief that many important characteristics of human beings and animals have emerged in response to competition for mates. This was a controversial work. Yet Darwin tried hard to avoid being branded as a radical revolutionary
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1809-1882
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Darwin, Charles
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illustrations
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Wordsworth classics of world literature
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Human evolution
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The descent of man : and selections in relation to sex, Charles Darwin with an introduction by Janet Browne
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • text
  • still image
Control code
35241962
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
New edition.
Extent
xxviii, 674 pages
Isbn
9781840226980
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) 35241962
Label
The descent of man : and selections in relation to sex, Charles Darwin with an introduction by Janet Browne
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
35241962
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
New edition.
Extent
xxviii, 674 pages
Isbn
9781840226980
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) 35241962

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