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Descent of Man [ 1871]

Charles Darwin [ 1809 - 1882 ]


Table of Contents

Part One - Introduction

Chapter I - The Evidence of the Descent of Man from some Lower Form

Chapter II - On the Manner of Development of Man from some Lower Form

Chapter III - Comparison of the Mental Powers of Man and the Lower Animals

Chapter IV - Comparison of the Mental Powers of Man and the Lower Animals (continued)

Chapter V - On the Development of the Intellectual and Moral Faculties

Chapter VI - On the Affinities and Genealogy of Man

Chapter VII - On the Races of Man

Part Two - Chapter VIII - Principles of Sexual Selection

Chapter IX - Secondary Sexual Characters in the Lower Classes of the Animal Kingdom

Chapter X - Secondary Sexual Characters of Insects

Chapter XI - Insects, Continued- Order Lepidoptera. Butterflies and Moths

Chapter XII - Secondary Sexual Characters of Fishes, Amphibians,and Reptiles

Chapter XIII - Secondary Sexual Characters of Birds

Chapter XIV - Birds- Continued

Chapter XV - Birds- Continued

Chapter XVI - Birds-Concluded

Chapter XVII - Secondary Sexual Characters of Mammals

Chapter XVIII - Secondary Sexual Characters of Mammals- Continued

Part Three - Chapter XIX - Secondary Sexual Characters of Man

Chapter XX - Secondary Sexual Characters of Man-Continued

Chapter XXI - General Summary and Conclusion

Supplemental Note - On sexual Selection in Relation to Monkeys


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