In "The Origin of Species," Charles Darwin refused to discuss human evolution, believing the subject too ?surrounded with prejudices.? He had been reworking his notes since the 1830s, but only with trepidation did he finally publish "The Descent of Man" in 1871. The book notoriously put apes in our family tree and made the races one family, diversified by ?sexual selection Darwin's provocative theory that female choice among competing males leads to diverging racial characteristics. Though less well known than "The Origin of Species," "The Descent of Man" continues to shape the way we think about what it is that makes us uniquely human.
About the Author :
Charles Darwin has contributed to The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex as an author.
Richard Darwin Keynes is Emeritus Professor of Physiology at the University of Cambridge, and fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge. In parallel with research and teaching on physiology and biophysics, he has a long-standing interest in the voyage of the Beagle, and has also edited The Beagle Record (1979) and Charles Darwin's Zoology Notes and Specimen Lists from the H. M. S. Beagle (2000).
|Title:||The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex||Publisher:||Penguin Books|
|Author:||Charles Darwin, James Moore, Adrian Desmond|
|No. of Pages:||791|
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