The Descent of Man | Study Guide

Charles Darwin

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The Descent of Man | Chapter Summaries


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Chapter 1 The Descent of Man, while sometimes published as a separate volume, was originally the first part of a longer work calle... Read More
Chapter 2 Darwin begins Chapter 2 by stating that humans are subject to great variability and diversity. No two people are precise... Read More
Chapter 3 Darwin's objective in this chapter (and continued in the following chapter) is to show that there is no fundamental diff... Read More
Chapter 4 In this chapter Darwin continues the examination of the mental powers of humans and lower animals begun in Chapter 3, th... Read More
Chapter 5 Darwin begins the chapter describing an important difference between early humans' intellectual and physical development... Read More
Chapter 6 Darwin opens the chapter asserting the essential claim of his theory of evolution: "man is descended from some lower for... Read More
Chapter 7 Darwin questions the value of identifying the differences between races from a classification point of view. Naturalists... Read More
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