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The Concise Edition

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In 1871 Charles Darwin published The Descent of Man, in which he laid out for the first time his argument that humans were products of evolution. The Descent of Man: The Concise Edition introduces a new generation of readers to this scientific masterpiece, with excerpts from the original text, each covering Darwin's major themes. Each selection is accompanied by an introductory essay by Carl Zimmer, reflecting on the history of Darwin's ideas about humans, and what twenty-first century science has to say about them. With a foreword from noted primatologist Frans de Waal.