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The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex

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Penguin Putnam
The most accessible edition ever published of Darwin?s incendiary classic, edited by ?as fine a science essayist as we have? (New York Times)

The Descent of Man, Darwin?s second landmark work on evolutionary theory (following The Origin of the Species), marked a turning point in the history of science with its modern vision of human nature as the product of evolution. Darwin argued that the noblest features of humans, such as language and morality, were the result of the same natural processes that produced iris petals and scorpion tails.

To convey the revolutionary importance of this groundbreaking book, renowned evolutionary science writer Carl Zimmer edited this special abridged edition?made up of nine excerpts, each one representing one of Darwin?s major themes?and wrote illuminating introductions to each section, as well as an overall introduction. Zimmer brilliantly places Darwin?s basic ideas in the context of the current understanding of human nature and twenty-first-century DNA research. By accessibly presenting Darwin?s thinking to a modern readership, Zimmer eloquently demonstrates Darwin?s ever-increasing relevance and amazing scientific insight.


The most accessible edition ever published of Darwin?s incendiary classic, edited by ?as fine a science essayist as we have? (New York Times)

The Descent of Man, Darwin?s second landmark work on evolutionary theory (following The Origin of the Species), marked a turning point in the history of science with its modern vision of human nature as the product of evolution. Darwin argued that the noblest features of humans, such as language and morality, were the result of the same natural processes that produced iris petals and scorpion tails.

To convey the revolutionary importance of this groundbreaking book, renowned evolutionary science writer Carl Zimmer edited this special abridged edition?made up of nine excerpts, each one representing one of Darwin?s major themes?and wrote illuminating introductions to each section, as well as an overall introduction. Zimmer brilliantly places Darwin?s basic ideas in the context of the current understanding of human nature and twenty-first-century DNA research. By accessibly presenting Darwin?s thinking to a modern readership, Zimmer eloquently demonstrates Darwin?s ever-increasing relevance and amazing scientific insight.



Baker & Taylor
Offers an accessible new version of Darwin's controversial sequel to The Origin of Species, originally published in 1871, and its theories in terms of the issue of human evolution, the link between human beings and apes, and its proposition that female choice among competing males leads to diverging racial characteristics. Original. 20,000 first printing.

Authors: Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882
Statement of Responsibility: Charles Darwin ; selections and commentary by Carl Zimmer ; foreword by Frans de Waal
Title: The descent of man, and selection in relation to sex
[electronic resource]
Publisher: New York : Plume, [2007]
Edition: Concise ed
Characteristics: x, 433 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. New York : Penguin Group USA, Inc., 2008. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2815 KB) or Mobipocket Reader (file size: 1220 KB)
Subject Headings: Evolution (Biology) Sexual selection in animals Sexual dimorphism (Animals) Sex differences Human beings Origin
Genre/Form: Electronic books
Topical Term: Evolution (Biology)
Sexual selection in animals
Sexual dimorphism (Animals)
Sex differences
Human beings
Additional Contributors: Zimmer, Carl 1966-
OverDrive, Inc
Alternate Title: Selection in relation to sex
Additional Physical Form Entry: Original 9780452288881 (DLC) 2007022908 (OCoLC)141187947
ISBN: 9781429583688
1429583681
9781429583718
1429583711
Branch Call Number: eNYPL Book
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