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The Descent of Darwin

The Descent of Darwin

The Popularization of Darwinism in Germany, 1860-1914

  • Author: Alfred Kelly
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 9780807896976
  • Category: History
  • Page: 196
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Descent of Darwin: The Popularization of Darwinism in Germany, 1860-1914

The Descent of Man, Volume 1

The Descent of Man, Volume 1

  • Author: Charles Darwin
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Evolution
  • Page: 868
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The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex

The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex

  • Author: Charles Darwin
  • Publisher: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 1465530126
  • Category: Evolution (Biology)
  • Page: 658
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The Descent of Man

The Descent of Man

the Evolution

  • Author: Charles Darwin
  • Publisher: VM eBooks
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
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INTRODUCTION. The nature of the following work will be best understood by a brief account of how it came to be written. During many years I collected notes on the origin or descent of man, without any intention of publishing on the subject, but rather with the determination not to publish, as I thought that I should thus only add to the prejudices against my views. It seemed to me sufficient to indicate, in the first edition of my 'Origin of Species,' that by this work "light would be thrown on the origin of man and his history;" and this implies that man must be included with other organic beings in any general conclusion respecting his manner of appearance on this earth. Now the case wears a wholly different aspect. When a naturalist like Carl Vogt ventures to say in his address as President of the National Institution of Geneva (1869), "personne, en Europe au moins, n'ose plus soutenir la creation indépendante et de toutes pièces, des espèces," it is manifest that at least a large number of naturalists must admit that species are the modified descendants of other species; and this especially holds good with the younger and rising naturalists. The greater number accept the agency of natural selection; though some urge, whether with justice the future must decide, that I have greatly overrated its importance. Of the older and honoured chiefs in natural science, many unfortunately are still opposed to evolution in every form. In consequence of the views now adopted by most naturalists, and which will ultimately, as in every other case, be followed by others who are not scientific, I have been led to put together my notes, so as to see how far the general conclusions arrived at in my former works were applicable to man. This seemed all the more desirable, as I had never deliberately applied these views to a species taken singly. When we confine our attention to any one form, we are deprived of the weighty arguments derived from the nature of the affinities which connect together whole groups of organisms—their geographical distribution in past and present times, and their geological succession. The homological structure, embryological development, and rudimentary organs of a species remain to be considered, whether it be man or any other animal, to which our attention may be directed; but these great classes of facts afford, as it appears to me, ample and conclusive evidence in favour of the principle of gradual evolution. The strong support derived from the other arguments should, however, always be kept before the mind.

The Descent of Love

The Descent of Love

Darwin and the Theory of Sexual Selection in American Fiction, 1871-1926

  • Author: Bert Bender
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN: 0812233441
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 440
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These authors embraced and incorporated Darwin's theories, insights, and language, creating an increasingly dark and violent view of sexual love in American realist literature.

The Descent of Man

The Descent of Man

  • Author: Charles Darwin,Michael T. Ghiselin
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486471640
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 492
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Published on the anniversary of the great naturalist's 200th birthday, these excerpts from Darwin's landmark work build on the evolutionary concepts introduced in On the Origin of Species. Based upon the original edition, this abridgement by a noted Darwinian scholar offers a highly readable version of an important book.

Darwinism Refuted

Darwinism Refuted

An Essay on Mr. Darwin's Theory of "The Descent of Man."

  • Author: Sidney Herbert Laing
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Human beings
  • Page: 78
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The Descent of Man - Primary Source Edition

The Descent of Man - Primary Source Edition

  • Author: Charles Darwin
  • Publisher: Nabu Press
  • ISBN: 9781295781768
  • Category:
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The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex

The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex

In Two Volumes, VOLUME II

  • Author: Charles Darwin
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • ISBN: 9781477543702
  • Category:
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The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex by Charles Darwin, Volume II, with full illustrations. The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex is a book on evolutionary theory by English naturalist Charles Darwin, first published in 1871. It was Darwin's second book on evolutionary theory, following his 1859 work, On The Origin of Species. In The Descent of Man, Darwin applies evolutionary theory to human evolution, and details his theory of sexual selection. The book discusses many related issues, including evolutionary psychology, evolutionary ethics, differences between human races, differences between sexes, the dominant role of women in choosing mating partners, and the relevance of the evolutionary theory to society.

Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex

Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex

  • Author: Charles Darwin
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780760763117
  • Category: Evolution (Biology)
  • Page: 738
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The Works of Charles Darwin: The descent of man, and selection in relation to sex

The Works of Charles Darwin: The descent of man, and selection in relation to sex

  • Author: Charles Darwin,Paul H. Barrett
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Natural history
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From So Simple a Beginning

From So Simple a Beginning

The Four Great Books of Charles Darwin

  • Author: Professor Charles Darwin,Charles Darwin
  • Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780393061345
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 1706
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Collects Darwin's four seminal works in a slipcase, introduced and edited by a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning Harvard professor, and includes an index that links Darwinian evolutionary concepts to contemporary biological beliefs.

Charles Darwin's Works: The descent of man and seletion in relation to sex

Charles Darwin's Works: The descent of man and seletion in relation to sex

  • Author: Charles Darwin
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
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The Origin of Species

The Origin of Species

By Means of Natural Selection, Or, the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life Volume 2

  • Author: Professor Charles Darwin
  • Publisher: Andesite Press
  • ISBN: 9781296778392
  • Category:
  • Page: 358
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Darwin's Sacred Cause

Darwin's Sacred Cause

Race, Slavery and the Quest for Human Origins

  • Author: Adrian J. Desmond,James Richard Moore
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780226144511
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 485
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Explores the important influence of abolitionism and Darwin's hatred of slavery on the development of his theory of evolution, in a study that examines the scientist's theories about human origins.

On the Origin of Species

On the Origin of Species

  • Author: Charles Darwin
  • Publisher: Broadview Press
  • ISBN: 9781551113371
  • Category: History
  • Page: 672
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Charles Darwin’s On The Origin of Species, in which he writes of his theories of evolution by natural selection, is one of the most important works of scientific study ever published. This unabridged edition also includes a rich selection of primary source material: substantial selections from Darwin’s other works (Autobiography, notebooks, letters, Voyage of the Beagle, and The Descent of Man) and selections from Darwin’s sources and contemporaries (excerpts from Genesis, Paley, Lamarck, Spencer, Lyell, Malthus, Huxley, and Wallace).

The Evolution of Beauty

The Evolution of Beauty

How Darwin's Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World - and Us

  • Author: Richard O. Prum
  • Publisher: Doubleday
  • ISBN: 9780385537216
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 448
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A major reimagining of how evolutionary forces work, revealing how mating preferences--what Darwin termed "the taste for the beautiful"--create the extraordinary range of ornament in the animal world. In the great halls of science, dogma holds that Darwin's theory of natural selection explains every branch on the tree of life: which species thrive, which wither away to extinction, and what features each evolves. But can adaptation by natural selection really account for everything we see in nature? Yale University ornithologist Richard Prum--reviving Darwin's own views--thinks not. Deep in tropical jungles around the world are birds with a dizzying array of appearances and mating displays: Club-winged Manakins who sing with their wings, Great Argus Pheasants who dazzle prospective mates with a four-foot-wide cone of feathers covered in golden 3D spheres, Red-capped Manakins who moonwalk. In thirty years of fieldwork, Prum has seen numerous display traits that seem disconnected from, if not outright contrary to, selection for individual survival. To explain this, he dusts off Darwin's long-neglected theory of sexual selection in which the act of choosing a mate for purely aesthetic reasons--for the mere pleasure of it--is an independent engine of evolutionary change. Mate choice can drive ornamental traits from the constraints of adaptive evolution, allowing them to grow ever more elaborate. It also sets the stakes for sexual conflict, in which the sexual autonomy of the female evolves in response to male sexual control. Most crucially, this framework provides important insights into the evolution of human sexuality, particularly the ways in which female preferences have changed male bodies, and even maleness itself, through evolutionary time. The Evolution of Beauty presents a unique scientific vision for how nature's splendor contributes to a more complete understanding of evolution and of ourselves.

The Descent of Darwin

The Descent of Darwin

The Popularization of Darwinism in Germany, 1860-1914

  • Author: Alfred Kelly
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 1469610132
  • Category: History
  • Page: 196
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In Germany, more than anywhere else, Darwinism was a sensational success. Setting his analysis against the background of popular science, Kelly follows popular Darwinism as it permeated education, religion, politics, and social thought in Germany. He explains how the popularizers changed Darwin's thought in subtle ways and how these changes colored their perceptions of Darwinism. Among the first purveyors of mass culture, the Germans provide valuable clues as to how seminal ideas move through a society. Originally published in 1981. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Darwin's Sacred Cause

Darwin's Sacred Cause

How a Hatred of Slavery Shaped Darwin's Views on Human Evolution

  • Author: Adrian Desmond,James Moore
  • Publisher: HMH
  • ISBN: 0547527756
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 448
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An “arresting” and deeply personal portrait that “confront[s] the touchy subject of Darwin and race head on” (The New York Times Book Review). It’s difficult to overstate the profound risk Charles Darwin took in publishing his theory of evolution. How and why would a quiet, respectable gentleman, a pillar of his parish, produce one of the most radical ideas in the history of human thought? Drawing on a wealth of manuscripts, family letters, diaries, and even ships’ logs, Adrian Desmond and James Moore have restored the moral missing link to the story of Charles Darwin’s historic achievement. Nineteenth-century apologists for slavery argued that blacks and whites had originated as separate species, with whites created superior. Darwin, however, believed that the races belonged to the same human family. Slavery was therefore a sin, and abolishing it became Darwin’s sacred cause. His theory of evolution gave a common ancestor not only to all races, but to all biological life. This “masterful” book restores the missing moral core of Darwin’s evolutionary universe, providing a completely new account of how he came to his shattering theories about human origins (Publishers Weekly, starred review). It will revolutionize your view of the great naturalist. “An illuminating new book.” —Smithsonian “Compelling . . . Desmond and Moore aptly describe Darwin’s interaction with some of the thorniest social and political issues of the day.” —Wired “This exciting book is sure to create a stir.” —Janet Browne, Aramont Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University, and author of Charles Darwin: Voyaging