The Descent of Man, by Charles Darwin

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part One

Descent or Origin of Man

  1. The Evidence of the Descent of Man from Some Lower Form.
  2. On the Manner of Development of Man from Some Lower Form.
  3. Comparison of the Mental Powers of Man and the Lower Animals.
  4. Comparison of the Mental Powers of Man and the Lower Animals (Continued).
  5. On the Development of the Intellectual and Moral Faculties During Primeval and Civilised Times.
  6. On the Affinities and Genealogy of Man.
  7. On the Races of Man.

Part Two

Sexual Selection

  1. Principles of Sexual Selection.
  2. Secondary Sexual Characters in the Lower Classes of the Animal Kingdom.
  3. Secondary Sexual Characters of Insects.
  4. Insects, Continued — Order Lepidoptera.
  5. Secondary Sexual Characters of Fishes, Amphibians and Reptiles.
  6. Secondary Sexual Characters of Birds.
  7. Birds — Continued.
  8. Birds — Continued.
  9. Birds-Concluded.
  10. Secondary Sexual Characters of Mammals.
  11. Secondary Sexual Characters of Mammals — Continued.

Part Three.

Sexual Selection in Relation to Man and Conclusion.

  1. Secondary Sexual Characters of Man.
  2. Secondary Sexual Characters of Man — Continued.
  3. General Summary and Conclusion.
  4. Supplemental Note. On Sexual Selection in Relation to Monkeys.

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