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The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, 2 Vols.
Charles Darwin
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“The sole object of this work is to consider, firstly, whether man, like every other species, is descended from some pre-existing form; secondly, the manner of his development; and thirdly, the value of the differences between the so-called races of man. During many years it has seemed to me highly probable that sexual selection has played an important part in differentiating the races of man; but in my ‘Origin of Species’ (first edition, p. 199) I contented myself by merely alluding to this belief. When I came to apply this view to man, I found it indispensable to treat the whole subject in full detail. Consequently the second part of the present work, treating of sexual selection, has extended to an inordinate length, compared with the first part; but this could not be avoided”–Introduction.

Publisher:
D. Appleton and Company
Publish Date:
1871
Pages:
914
Format:
hardcover
ISBN:
Price:
$350.00 SOLD

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