The Descent of Woman, Paperback

The Descent of Woman Paperback

4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Souvenir Press Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Gender studies: women
  • ISBN: 9780285627000



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So I thought "The Naked Ape" was a great way to look at early human evolution, but Elaine Morgan totally tears it apart. She evaluates different possibilities with a logic that can't be denied or ignored- this is worth a read for everyone. It was a fascinating look at evolution and early civilization.

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Groundbreaking as the first book which pointed out that human evolution might well be influenced by how hominid females dealt with challenges. Some of the ideas proposed are a bit fantastic, but Morgan did get evolutionary scientists to acknowledge that how women survived and evolved might just be at least as important as the contribution of men.

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