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The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex

Charles Darwin (1809-1882)

1. 00 - Preface & Introduction
2. 01 - I Evidence of the Descent of Man from some Lower Form pt.1
3. 02 - I Evidence of the Descent of Man from some Lower Form pt.2
4. 03 - II On Manner of Development of Man from some Lower Form pt.1
5. 04 - II On Manner of Development of Man from some Lower Form pt.2
6. 05 - II On Manner of Development of Man from some Lower Form pt.3
7. 06 - II On Manner of Development of Man from some Lower Form pt.4
8. 07 - III Comparison of the Mental Powers of Man and Lower Animals pt.1
9. 08 - III Comparison of the Mental Powers of Man and Lower Animals pt.2
10. 09 - III Comparison of the Mental Powers of Man and Lower Animals pt.3
11. 10 - IV Comparison of the Mental Powers of Man and Lower Animals cont. pt.1
12. 11 - IV Comparison of the Mental Powers of Man and Lower Animals cont. pt.2
13. 12 - IV Comparison of the Mental Powers of Man and Lower Animals cont. pt.3
14. 13 - V On Development of Intellectual & Moral Faculties pt.1
15. 14 - V On Development of Intellectual & Moral Faculties pt.2
16. 15 - VI On Affinities & Genealogy of Man pt.1
17. 16 - VI On Affinities & Genealogy of Man pt.2
18. 17 - VII On the Races of Man pt.1
19. 18 - VII On the Races of Man pt.2
20. 19 - VII On the Races of Man pt.3
21. 20 - VII On the Races of Man pt.4

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PART I. THE DESCENT OR ORIGIN OF MAN. Part 1 of 3 of book on evolutionary theory by English naturalist Charles Darwin, first published in 1871. It was Darwin's second great book on evolutionary theory, following his 1859 work, On The Origin of Species. In The Descent of Man, Darwin applies evolutionary theory to human evolution, and details his theory of sexual selection. The book discusses many related issues, including evolutionary psychology, evolutionary ethics, differences between human races, differences between sexes, the superiority of men to women, and the relevance of the evolutionary theory to society.NOTE - In this audio version , many of Darwin's references to his sources have been omitted. People wishing to follow-up the references will find them all given in the text version.