Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex (London, 1871)

Title

Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex (London, 1871)

Description

Descent is Darwin’s second book on evolutionary theory. In Descent Darwin applies the evolutionary theory of On the Origin of the Species (1859) to human evolution; he provides detailed evidence of the relationship between man and other forms and expands on his theory of ‘sexual selection’ – i.e. the inter and intra selection of sexual partners which drove the evolution of species.

Source

340:1.c.95.139-140

Date

1871

Rights

© Cambridge University Library

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Citation

“Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex (London, 1871),” Darwin Behind the Scenes, accessed June 28, 2017, http://darwinbehindthescenes.omeka.net/items/show/64.