The Descent of Woman

Author(s): Elaine Morgan


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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"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"

Elaine Morgan was an award winning television writer when she discovered Sir Alister Hardy's Aquatic Ape theory of human origin and her series of bestselling books have further explored, and publicised, the theory. She is also the author of The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis, The Descent of the Child and The Scars of Evolution (all published by Souvenir Press).

General Fields

  • : 9780285627000
  • : Souvenir Press Ltd
  • : Souvenir Press Ltd
  • : January 2001
  • : 128mm X 198mm X 22mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Elaine Morgan
  • : Paperback
  • : Revised edition
  • : 576.8
  • : 288