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The Resource Darwin and the making of sexual selection, Evelleen Richards

Darwin and the making of sexual selection, Evelleen Richards

Label
Darwin and the making of sexual selection
Title
Darwin and the making of sexual selection
Statement of responsibility
Evelleen Richards
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Darwin's concept of natural selection has been exhaustively studied, but his secondary evolutionary principle of sexual selection remains largely unexplored and misunderstood. Yet sexual selection was of great strategic importance to Darwin because it explained things that natural selection could not and offered a naturalistic, as opposed to divine, account of beauty and its perception. Only now, with Darwin and the Making of Sexual Selection, do we have a comprehensive and meticulously researched account of Darwin's path to its formulation - one that shows the man, rather than the myth, and examines both the social and intellectual roots of Darwin's theory. Drawing on the minutiae of his unpublished notes, annotations in his personal library, and his extensive correspondence, Evelleen Richards offers a richly detailed, multilayered history. Her fine-grained analysis comprehends the extraordinarily wide range of Darwin's sources and disentangles the complexity of theory, practice, and analogy that went into the making of sexual selection. Richards deftly explores the narrative strands of this history and vividly brings to life the chief characters involved. Twenty years in the making and a true milestone in the history of science, Darwin and the Making of Sexual Selection illuminates the social and cultural contingencies of the shaping of an important if controversial biological concept
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Richards, Evelleen
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH31.D2
LC item number
R45 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Sexual selection
  • Sexual selection
  • Evolutionstheorie
  • Sexuelle Selektion
Label
Darwin and the making of sexual selection, Evelleen Richards
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 601-633) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "Better than a dog anyhow"
  • Flirting with fashion
  • Development matters
  • "For beauty's sake": the making of sexual selection.
  • Critical years: from pigeons to people
  • Putting female choice in (proper) place
  • The battle for beauty: Wallace versus Darwin
  • Writing the Descent: from bird's-eye view to masterful breeder
  • the post-Descent years: sexual selection in crisis, female choice at large
  • Epilogue: last words
  • Prologue: "an awful stretcher"
  • Beauty, brotherhood, and breeding: the origins of sexual selection.
  • The ugly brother
  • Good wives
  • "Bliss botanic" and "cocks heroic": two Darwins in the "temple of nature"
  • Beauty cuts the knot
  • Reading the face of race
  • Good breeding: the art of mating
Control code
956947766
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxiii, 669 pages
Isbn
9780226436906
Lccn
2016036765
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027275876
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
13120958
System control number
(OCoLC)956947766
Label
Darwin and the making of sexual selection, Evelleen Richards
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 601-633) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "Better than a dog anyhow"
  • Flirting with fashion
  • Development matters
  • "For beauty's sake": the making of sexual selection.
  • Critical years: from pigeons to people
  • Putting female choice in (proper) place
  • The battle for beauty: Wallace versus Darwin
  • Writing the Descent: from bird's-eye view to masterful breeder
  • the post-Descent years: sexual selection in crisis, female choice at large
  • Epilogue: last words
  • Prologue: "an awful stretcher"
  • Beauty, brotherhood, and breeding: the origins of sexual selection.
  • The ugly brother
  • Good wives
  • "Bliss botanic" and "cocks heroic": two Darwins in the "temple of nature"
  • Beauty cuts the knot
  • Reading the face of race
  • Good breeding: the art of mating
Control code
956947766
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxiii, 669 pages
Isbn
9780226436906
Lccn
2016036765
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027275876
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
13120958
System control number
(OCoLC)956947766

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