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The Descent of Woman By Elaine Morgan

The Descent of Woman
by Elaine Morgan

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Argues for equal role of women in human evolution. This text in feminist history starts with the demolition of the Biblical myth that woman was an afterthought to the creation of man. It is a useful work in Women's Studies and Anthropology.
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The Descent of Woman Summary

The Descent of Woman by Elaine Morgan

The Descent of Woman is a pioneering work, the first to argue for the equal role of women in human evolution. On its first publication in 1972 it sparked an international debate and became a rallying-point for feminism, changing the terminology of anthropologists forever. Starting with her demolition of the Biblical myth that woman was an afterthought to the creation of man, Elaine Morgan rewrites human history and evolution. This lively, informative book sets out to solve the riddle of our origins; its answer is controversial. Elaine Morgan has made The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis a plausible alternative to conventional theories of evolution and The Descent of Woman first set out an understanding of who humans are and where they came from. Elaine Morgan was best known as a writer for television until the publication of The Descent of Woman in 1972, which became an international bestseller. She then spent ten years researching human evolution before publishing The Aquatic Ape (published by Souvenir Press as a revised edition, The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis) in 1982. In the years since, The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis has gone on to win widespread support among scientists. It is a measure of Elaine Morgan's enduring importance, provocative thought and international reputation that in January 2006, the first Chinese translation of The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis became a Number 1 bestseller in Taiwan.

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The Descent of Woman Reviews

She is more scientific than Genesis, more up to date than Darwin, more fun than Ardrey, and she writes better than Desmond Morris. -- The Sunday Telegraph * The Sunday Telegraph *
A dizzying Darwinian insight into the sheer happenstance of man's genesis. -- The Guardian
The Descent of Woman, one of the key feminist texts -- The Guardian

About Elaine Morgan

Elaine Morgan is the author of The Aquatic Ape.

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The Descent of Woman by Elaine Morgan
Elaine Morgan
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