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No book made a greater impact on the intellectual world of its first Victorian readers nor has had such an enduring influence on our thinking on science, literature, theology and philosophy. In The Descent of Man, Darwin addresses the crucial question of the origins, evolution and racial divergence of mankind, that he had deliberately left out of On the Origin of Species. And the evidence he presents forces us to question what it is that makes us uniquely human.
Part of the Encyclopaedia Britannica’s Great Books of the Western World set.
This book has 696 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1871.
Production notes: This ebook of The Descent of Man was published by Global Grey in 2018.