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In 1871, twelve years after the “Origin of Species”, Darwin published “The Descent of Man.” This is considered to be his second most important work. It attempts to link his hypotheses regarding natural selection and descent with modification to humans.


Photo: Pedestrians waiting to cross the street in Sydney, Australia  (Karin Niffeler, 2006).



Graphics are reproduced with permission from John van Wyhe ed., The complete Work of Charles Darwin Online.