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The Descent of Man

(2nd ed.)

by Charles Darwin


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Title Page
Preface to the Second Edition

Part I. The Descent or Origin of Man

Chaper 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 During Primeval and Civilised Times
Chapter VI. On the Affinities and Genealogy of Man
Chapter VII. On the Races of Man

Part II. Sexual Selection.

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
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 III. Sexual Selection in Relation to Man, and Conclusion

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