Descent of Woman, The

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Stein and Day
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"According to the Book of Genesis, God first created man. Woman was not only an afterthought, but an amenity. ... It might have been expected that when Darwin came along and wrote an entirely different account of The Descent of Man, this assumption would have been eradicated, for Darwin didn't believe she was an afterthought. It should have led to some kind of breakthrough in the relationship between the sexes. But it didn't."

The Descent of Woman just might.

Elaine Morgan's brilliant book stands on end what has been accepted until now without so much as a murmur of dissent: that the evolution of the human race means the evolution of men.

-(Review excerpted from the front cover flap of the text, quoted portion comes from the first page of the first chapter of the text)-