The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Part 1

Charles DARWIN (1809 - 1882)

A book on evolutionary theory by English naturalist Charles Darwin, first published in 1871. It was Darwin's second great book on evolutionary theory, following his 1859 work, On The Origin of Species. In The Descent of Man, Darwin applies evolutionary theory to human evolution, and details his theory of sexual selection. The book discusses many related issues, including evolutionary psychology, evolutionary ethics, differences between human races, differences between sexes, the superiority of men to women, and the relevance of the evolutionary theory to society.(Summary by Wikipedia)

NOTE - In this audio version , many of Darwin's references to his sources have been omitted. People wishing to follow-up the references will find them all given in the text version.

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Science

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface & Introduction Denny Sayers
00:16:17
Play 01 I Evidence of the Descent of Man from some Lower Form pt.1 Availle
00:29:20
Play 02 I Evidence of the Descent of Man from some Lower Form pt.2 Availle
00:33:01
Play 03 II On Manner of Development of Man from some Lower Form pt.1 Mary Ballard-Johansson
00:21:56
Play 04 II On Manner of Development of Man from some Lower Form pt.2 Rory Lawton
00:23:53
Play 05 II On Manner of Development of Man from some Lower Form pt.3 Rory Lawton
00:27:48
Play 06 II On Manner of Development of Man from some Lower Form pt.4 Michael Reuss
00:29:39
Play 07 III Comparison of the Mental Powers of Man and Lower Animals pt.1 J. M. Smallheer
00:29:49
Play 08 III Comparison of the Mental Powers of Man and Lower Animals pt.2 Bill Mosley
00:36:07
Play 09 III Comparison of the Mental Powers of Man and Lower Animals pt.3 Carrie Heyes
00:30:38
Play 10 IV Comparison of the Mental Powers of Man and Lower Animals cont. pt.1 Annise
00:29:55
Play 11 IV Comparison of the Mental Powers of Man and Lower Animals cont. pt.2 Rory Lawton
00:27:15
Play 12 IV Comparison of the Mental Powers of Man and Lower Animals cont. pt.3 Rory Lawton
00:26:38
Play 13 V On Development of Intellectual & Moral Faculties pt.1 Availle
00:30:52
Play 14 V On Development of Intellectual & Moral Faculties pt.2 Availle
00:29:20
Play 15 VI On Affinities & Genealogy of Man pt.1 Lynda Sizemore
00:29:21
Play 16 VI On Affinities & Genealogy of Man pt.2 Michael Reuss
00:33:11
Play 17 VII On the Races of Man pt.1 Mary Ballard-Johansson
00:24:54
Play 18 VII On the Races of Man pt.2 Kristine Bekere
00:30:20
Play 19 VII On the Races of Man pt.3 Bill Mosley
00:42:27
Play 20 VII On the Races of Man pt.4 Joseph Lawler
00:34:10