1887 Rare Book - CHARLES DARWIN - The DESCENT OF MAN and Selection in Relation to Sex.
Author : Charles Darwin.
Title : The DESCENT OF MAN and Selection in Relation to Sex. With Illustrations. New Edition, Revised and Augmented. Complete in One Volume.
Publisher : New York, D. Appleton and Company, 1887.
Language : Text in English.
Size : 8 " X 5.5 ".
Pages : xvi-688 pages.
Binding : Attractive and very good original cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare foxing and staining - mainly on preliminary pages, name of a previous owner on first endpaper, portrait of Darwin pasted on first blank endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations : Including illustrations throughout.
Estimate : (USD 250 - USD 500)
The book : Rare and attractive early edition of The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex -- a book by English naturalist Charles Darwin, first published in 1871, which applies evolutionary theory to human evolution, and details his theory of sexual selection, a form of biological adaptation distinct from, yet interconnected with, natural 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 mate choice, and the relevance of the evolutionary theory to society.
The author: Charles Robert Darwin, FRS FRGS FLS FZS (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. His proposition that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors is now widely accepted, and considered a foundational concept in science. In a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, he introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.
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