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The descent of man

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Publisher
Prometheus Books
Language
English
Pages
698

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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.

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Cover of: The Descent of Man (Penguin Classics)
The Descent of Man (Penguin Classics)
June 29, 2004, Penguin Classics
in English
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The descent of man
1998, Prometheus Books
in English - [2nd ed.].
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Cover of: La  descendance de l'homme et la s©Øelection sexuelle.
La descendance de l'homme et la s©Øelection sexuelle.
1881, C. Reinwald
-  Troisi©Łeme ©Øedition fran
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The descent of man: and selection in relation to sex
1875, D. Appleton and Company
in English - New ed., rev. and augm.
Cover of: The descent of man
Cover of: The Descent of man
The Descent of man
1871, D. Appleton and Co.
in English
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Cover of: The  descent of man
Cover of: Die abstammung des menschen und die geschlechtliche zuchtwahl
Die abstammung des menschen und die geschlechtliche zuchtwahl
1871, E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagshandlung (E. Koch)
in German

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Amherst, N.Y

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.
Originally published: New York : Crowell, 1874.

Series
Great minds series

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
576.8/2
Library of Congress
QH365 .D2 1998, QH365.D2 1997

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Pagination
xxx, 698 p. :
Number of pages
698

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL689430M
Internet Archive
descentofman0000darw
ISBN 10
1573921769
LC Control Number
97036473
Library Thing
222358
Goodreads
257701

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