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In The Origin of Species (1859), Charles Darwin refused to discuss human evolution, believing the subject to be 'surrounded with prejudices'. He had been reworking his notes since the 1830s, but only with trepidation did he finally publish The Descent of Man in 1871. The book notoriously put apes in our family tree and made the races one family, diversified by 'sexual selection' - Darwin's provocative theory that female choice among competing males leads to diverging racial characteristics. Named by Sigmund Freud as 'one of the ten most significant books' ever written, Darwin's Descent of Man continues to shape the way we think about what it is that makes us uniquely human.
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T. C. Boyle is the author of eleven novels, including World's End (winner of the PEN/FaulknerAward), Drop City (a New York Times bestseller and finalist for the National Book Award), and The Inner Circle. His most recent story collections are Tooth and Claw and The Human Fly and Other Stories.
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Depicting Lassie, Idi Amin, chimps and a Norse poet, "Boyle has X-ray vision when he considers the incongruities of the way we live and the things we do. He manages to find weak spots, capitalize on them, build from them wild and absurd stories that give a new dimension to black humor," observed PW .
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Book Description Mcgraw-Hill, 1980. Condition: Good. 1st McGraw-Hill paperback ed. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP15758261
Book Description Mcgraw-Hill, 1980. Condition: Fair. 1st McGraw-Hill paperback ed. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Seller Inventory # GRP13739116
Book Description MCGRAW-HILL PAPERBACK, NY, 1980. PAPERBACK. Condition: VG. 1ST. light spotting to title page. abrasion to front cover. Seller Inventory # 004925
Book Description McGraw-Hill, New York, 1980. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition. First paperback printing of Boyle's first book. Spine sunned, uncreased. Pages lightly tanned. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 130005
Book Description McGraw-Hill, New York, 1980. Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good +. First Paperback edition. First paperback printing of Boyle's first book. Slight edgewear, else a clean, unmarked copy. Seller Inventory # 6539
Book Description Mcgraw-Hill, 1980. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0070069565
Book Description McGraw-Hill, 1980. Condition: UsedAcceptable. book. Seller Inventory # M0070069565_4
Book Description McGraw-Hill, New York, 1980. Trade Paperback. Condition: Near Fine in Wraps. First Paperback Edition. Near Fine in Wraps. This is the first paperback edition of Boyle's first book. Slight edge wear to covers, Tiny star shaped stamp on inside cover, else fine. Seller Inventory # 780
Book Description Mcgraw-Hill, New York, 1980. Paperback. Condition: Good. Reprint. 0070069565 219 pages. "T.C. Boyle is on his way out of the literary underground where he has been almost a legend." - Vance Bourjaily. Lightly yellowed. Unmarked. Light wear. Seller Inventory # 56108796
Book Description McGraw Hill, New York, 1980. First paperback edition. His uncommon first book. A tight very near fine copy with some very minor bumping to the top of the spine and a light crease to the top front corner. Signed by Boyle on the title page. Seller Inventory # 106307