Charles Darwin: The Descent of Man
Allie Hedderly-Smith, 4Red
"The Descent of Man"
In 1871, Charles Darwin published a book titled "The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex." Part one of Darwin's publication reinforces previous theories that man and apes evolved from a common ancestor, and part two raises other questions relating to evolution.
a caricature drawn closely after the publication of The Descent of Man
Charles R. Darwin: 12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882
title page of the first edition of The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex
The Introduction States...
"The sole object of this work is to consider, firstly, whether man, like every other species, is descended from some pre-existing form; secondly, the manner of his development; and thirdly, the value of the differences between the so-called races of man."