Descent of Woman by Elaine Morgan
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Descent of Woman
By Elaine Morgan

The Descent of Woman

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Descent of Woman by Elaine Morgan

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This is a pioneering work, the first to argue for the equal role of women in human evolution. On its first publication in 1972 it became a rallying-point for feminism and changed the terminology of anthropologists forever. It remains a key text in feminist history, as well as an extension to the author's "Aquatic Ape Hypothesis", which is gaining more academic support each year. 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 work is: a standard work in Women's Studies and Anthropology, a set text of most university syllabuses; a seminal work, that develops the argument of the international bestselling "The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis". Elaine Morgan receives consistent media attention, with a major BBC radio documentary on her work broadcast last year. The once-controversial "Aquatic Ape Theory" is gaining academic respect and Elaine Morgan is now accepted as one of the leading thinkers of the Twentieth century (and has received many honours for her work).

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780285627000
ISBN-10: 0285627007
Format: Paperback
(128mm x 198mm x 22mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Souvenir Press Ltd
Publisher: Souvenir Press Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Descent of the Child by Elaine Morgan Descent of the Child, Hardback (October 1994)

A title which completes a sequence of works on the aquatic ape theory of evolution, looking at evolution from the child's viewpoint, from the development of the foetus and the experience of birth to child rearing and development and the role of parents.

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Author Biography - Elaine Morgan

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).

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