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Review: The Descent of Man

User Review  - Prooost Davis - Goodreads

The book's complete title is Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, and the bulk of the book deals with sexual selection. Chapters eight through twenty are detailed catalogues of secondary ... Read full review

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User Review  - Zach - Goodreads

The Descent of Man, the first section, advances Darwin's argument that the evolution by natural selection that he described in Origin of Species applies to man as well. It's obviously a hugely ... Read full review

Review: The Descent of Man

User Review  - Adel Adel Abbas - Goodreads

a thought provocating book. it discusses what is knowbn as sexual selection and the role played by the female to enhance the selection of specific characters in male. Darwin claims that through his ... Read full review

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User Review  - David - Goodreads

This book is a must. The man who explained us (can you quite believe that sentence!) deserves to be read. Read full review

Review: The Descent of Man

User Review  - Josh Brown - Goodreads

5 stars for the part about why/how humans evolved from other species. 1 star for the part that is just scattershot armchair anthropology so embarrassingly laced with culturally conditioned presuppositions Darwin seems to have thought were scientific. Read full review

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User Review  - Rachael Bundy - Goodreads

99% of this book is racist ranting about why non-Europeans are less evolved than Europeans (specifically the British). Blech. Read full review

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User Review  - Amal Shoeib - Goodreads

Though I liked the "Origin of Species" very much. I didn't like this book! There are many snap judgements, hasty assumptions and inaccurate conclusions. At times, I've been wondering if this was ... Read full review

Review: The Descent of Man

User Review  - Barry Cunningham - Goodreads

A very difficult read. I read it as an eBook on my iPhone, which made it doubly difficult because all the footnotes are interlineated in the text. Historically, the book is very important. Darwin had ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lynne King - Goodreads

I thought this book was just brilliant. I must write a review one on these days. Read full review

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User Review  - Scot - Goodreads

I understand that Darwin was very paranoid about releasing this for fear of persecution, and also understand that in today's day and age when this all seems to be recognized as fact that I should have ... Read full review

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