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DARWIN, Charles
On the origin of species by means of natural selection. The descent of man and selection in relation to sex
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1883. 1883 Darwin Origin of Species Descent of Man Evolution APES Monkeys Science RARE"One general law, leading to the advancement of all organic beings, namely, multiply, vary, let the strongest live and the weakest die."― Charles Darwin, The Origin of SpeciesA rare edition of Charles Darwin's 'Descent of Man,' and first American edition of Charles Darwin's 'Origin of Species' - one of the most important scientific books ever written. 'Descent of Man' is the work in which Darwin's theories of evolution by means of natural selection were realized. Before this book, Darwin applied his thoughts to animals and plants but had not yet decided they also could be realized in Homo sapiens. In fact, the world 'evolution' had not appeared in any Darwinian work prior to 'Descent of Man.' Many of Darwin's theories that were prevalent in 'Descent' have been misconstrued and misinterpreted - most notably that humans descended from apes. Darwin never said humans came from apes or monkeys. Darwin's actually said that "human ancestors, if alive today, would have to be classified among the Primates." (De Beer).'Origin of Species,' originally written in 1859, helped lay the foundation for many of the theories of evolution that would shape thinking for the next century. According to Glick,"'Origin of Species' greatest impact on German biological practice lay in the introduction of historical modes of explanation for the observable phenomena of living nature. The historical approach to nature was rejected, not only by the opponents of evolution, but also by th … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books [United States]
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