The Descent of Man
by Charles Darwin
Publisher: John Murray 1874
Number of pages: 452
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.
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by Charles Darwin - P.F. Collier & son
This readable book is the product of Darwin's amazing journey aboard the Beagle where he made observations that led to his theory of natural selection. The book is a lively and accessible introduction to the mind of this influential thinker.
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