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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Princeton Univ Pr
Publication date August 1, 1981
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780691023694
ISBN-10 0691023697
Dimensions 1.75 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 2 lbs.
Original list price $52.00
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

In the current resurgence of interest in the biological basis of animal behavior and social organization, the ideas and questions pursued by Charles Darwin remain fresh and insightful. This is especially true of The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Darwin's second most important work. This edition is a facsimile reprint of the first printing of the first edition (1871), not previously available in paperback.

The work is divided into two parts. Part One marshals behavioral and morphological evidence to argue that humans evolved from other animals. Darwin shoes that human mental and emotional capacities, far from making human beings unique, are evidence of an animal origin and evolutionary development. Part Two is an extended discussion of the differences between the sexes of many species and how they arose as a result of selection. Here Darwin lays the foundation for much contemporary research by arguing that many characteristics of animals have evolved not in response to the selective pressures exerted by their physical and biological environment, but rather to confer an advantage in sexual competition. These two themes are drawn together in two final chapters on the role of sexual selection in humans.

In their Introduction, Professors Bonner and May discuss the place of The Descent in its own time and relation to current work in biology and other disciplines.



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Hardcover
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9781437833034 | details & prices | 328 pages | List price $66.99
from Indypublish.Com (March 1, 2003)
9781404347465 | details & prices | 328 pages | List price $44.99
from Indypublish.Com (March 1, 2003)
9781404347489 | details & prices | 464 pages | List price $47.99
With R. B. Freeman, Paul H. Barrett | Reprint edition from New York Univ Pr (May 1, 1990); titled "The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex"
9780814718209 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.50 in. | 2.10 lbs | List price $99.00
from Princeton Univ Pr (April 1, 1981); titled "The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex"
9780691082783 | details & prices | 6.00 × 8.50 × 1.75 in. | 2.35 lbs | List price $99.50
About: In the current resurgence of interest in the biological basis of animal behavior and social organization, the ideas and questions pursued by Charles Darwin remain fresh and insightful.
Paperback
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from Createspace Independent Pub (April 13, 2015)
9781511711838 | details & prices | 571 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.85 lbs | List price $28.90
About: "The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" from Charles Darwin.
from Createspace Independent Pub (March 10, 2014)
9781497303737 | details & prices | 356 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.81 in. | List price $14.49
About: One of Darwin's books explaining and further developing his theories, it is a classic of science for many and worth reading.
from Createspace Independent Pub (June 25, 2012)
9781478123668 | details & prices | 742 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.68 in. | List price $29.99
About: Charles Robert Darwin, FRS (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist.
2 edition from Lightning Source Inc (June 20, 2012)
9781486148974 | details & prices | 361 pages | 7.75 × 10.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $9.94
from Createspace Independent Pub (May 25, 2012)
9781477543672 | details & prices | 200 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.46 in. | List price $18.13
About: The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex by Charles Darwin, Volume I, with full illustrations.
from Createspace Independent Pub (May 25, 2012)
9781477543702 | details & prices | 178 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.41 in. | List price $17.45
About: The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex by Charles Darwin, Volume II, with full illustrations.
from Createspace Independent Pub (May 23, 2012)
9781477523919 | details & prices | 490 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 1.11 in. | List price $26.83
About: The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex by Charles Darwin, complete Volumes I and II, with full illustrations.
Reprint edition from Cambridge Univ Pr (September 24, 2009)
9781108005111 | details & prices | 755 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 2.00 in. | 2.56 lbs | List price $79.99
About: In his introduction, Darwin reveals that for many years he had no intention of publishing his notes on this topic, 'as I thought that I should thus only add to the prejudices against my views'.
1 reprint edition from Cambridge Univ Pr (July 20, 2009)
9781108005098 | details & prices | 423 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $39.99
About: In his introduction, Darwin reveals that for many years he had no intention of publishing his notes on this topic, 'as I thought that I should thus only add to the prejudices against my views'.
Reprint edition from Cambridge Univ Pr (July 20, 2009)
9781108005104 | details & prices | 475 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.44 lbs | List price $44.99
About: In his introduction, Darwin reveals that for many years he had no intention of publishing his notes on this topic, 'as I thought that I should thus only add to the prejudices against my views'.
from Indypublish.Com (July 30, 2008)
9781437832761 | details & prices | 328 pages | List price $59.99
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9781437833010 | details & prices | 464 pages | List price $62.99
With Carl Zimmer (other contributor), Frans De Waal (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Plume (November 27, 2007); titled "The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex"
9780452288881 | details & prices | 433 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $17.00
About: Offers an accessible new version of Darwin's controversial sequel to The Origin of Species, originally published in 1871, and its theories in terms of the issue of human evolution, the link between human beings and apes, and its proposition that female choice among competing males leads to diverging racial characteristics.
from Kessinger Pub Co (June 30, 2004)
9781419158957 | details & prices | 756 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 1.50 in. | 3.90 lbs | List price $51.95
About: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.
With James Moore (other contributor), Adrian Desmond (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Penguin Classics (June 18, 2004); titled "The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex"
9780140436310 | details & prices | 791 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $20.00
About: Originally published in 1871, the controversial sequel to The Origin of Species tackles the issue of human evolution, linking human beings to apes and proposing the provocative theory that female choice among competing males leads to diverging racial characteristics.
from Indypublish.Com (March 1, 2003)
9781404347472 | details & prices | 328 pages | List price $38.99
from Indypublish.Com (March 1, 2003)
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The price comparison is for this edition
from Princeton Univ Pr (August 1, 1981); titled "The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex"
9780691023694 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.75 in. | 2.00 lbs | List price $52.00
About: In the current resurgence of interest in the biological basis of animal behavior and social organization, the ideas and questions pursued by Charles Darwin remain fresh and insightful.
Miscellaneous
from Princeton Univ Pr (March 1, 2002); titled "Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex"
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from Princeton Univ Pr (March 1, 2002); titled "Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex"
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