The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Part 2


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Part 2 of 3 of a book on evolutionary theory by English naturalist Charles Darwin, first published in 1871. It was Darwin's second great book on evolutionary theory, following his 1859 work, On The Origin of Species. In The Descent of Man, Darwin applies evolutionary theory to human evolution, and details his theory of sexual selection. The book discusses many related issues, including evolutionary psychology, evolutionary ethics, differences between human races, differences between sexes, the superiority of men to women, and the relevance of the evolutionary theory to society. (Summary by Wikipedia)

NOTE - In this audio version , many of Darwin's references to his sources have been omitted. People wishing to follow-up the references will find them all given in the text version.

(15 hr 11 min)

Chapters

VIII - Principles of Sexual Selection Part 1 32:22 Read by Availle
VIII - Principles of Sexual Selection Part 2 35:08 Read by Availle
VIII - Principles of Sexual Selection Part 3 15:59 Read by Availle
VIII - Principles of Sexual Selection Part 4 35:38 Read by Availle
VIII - Principles of Sexual Selection Part 5 31:03 Read by Availle
VIII - Principles of Sexual Selection Part 6 38:43 Read by Availle
IX - Secondary Sexual Characters in the Lower Classes of the Animal Kingdom 29:50 Read by Elsa Youngsteadt
X - Secondary Sexual Characters of Insects Part 1 33:13 Read by Elsa Youngsteadt
X - Secondary Sexual Characters of Insects Part 2 31:28 Read by Elsa Youngsteadt
10 - XI - Insects, continued 27:02 Read by Elsa Youngsteadt
XII - Secondary Sexual Characters of Fishes, Amphibians, and Reptiles Part 1 28:17 Read by Matthew Reece
XII - Secondary Sexual Characters of Fishes, Amphibians, and Reptiles Part 2 26:56 Read by Matthew Reece
XIII - Secondary Sexual Characters of Birds Part 1 37:20 Read by Betina
XIII - Secondary Sexual Characters of Birds Part 2 34:41 Read by Guero
XIII - Secondary Sexual Characters of Birds Part 3 28:21 Read by Rory Lawton
XIV - Birds - Continued Part 1 38:31 Read by Paul Adams
XIV - Birds - Continued Part 2 31:34 Read by Guero
XIV - Birds - Continued Part 3 32:31 Read by Rory Lawton
XV - Birds - Continued Part 1 26:26 Read by Guero
XV - Birds - Continued Part 2 32:29 Read by Guero
XVI - Birds - Concluded Part 1 35:30 Read by Sandra Estenson
XVI - Birds - Concluded Part 2 35:26 Read by Sandra Estenson
XVI - Birds - Concluded Part 3 34:46 Read by Sandra Estenson
XVI - Birds - Concluded Part 4 27:41 Read by Guero
XVII - Secondary Sexual Characters of Mammals Part 1 36:44 Read by Guero
XVII - Secondary Sexual Characters of Mammals Part 2 31:30 Read by Guero
XVIII - Secondary Sexual Characters of Mammals - continued Part 1 40:47 Read by Sandra Estenson
XVIII - Secondary Sexual Characters of Mammals - continued Part 2 41:27 Read by Sandra Estenson