Sexual Selection and the Descent of Man: The Darwinian Pivot

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Dezember 2006



Just over one hundred and thirty years ago Charles Darwin, in The Descentof Man and Selection in Relation to Sex (1871), developed remarkably accurateconclusions about man's ancestry, based on a review of general comparativeanatomy and psychology in which he regarded sexual selection as a necessarypart of the evolutionary process. But the attention of biologists turned tothe more general concept of natural selection, in which sexual selectionplays a complex role that has been little understood. This volume significantlybroadens the scope of modern evolutionary biology by looking at this importantand long neglected concept of great importance.


Bernard Campbell is professor of anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Born in Weybridge, England, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 1957, and has been a lecturer in anthropology at Cambridge and Harvard Universities. Among his many contributions to the field of anthropology is Human Evolution: an Introduction to Man's Adaptations (Aldine 1966).

EAN: 9780202308456
ISBN: 0202308456
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2006
Seitenanzahl: 378 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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