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The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals Paperback - 2008

by Charles Darwin

The most popular of Darwin's books during his lifetime, in abeautifully illustrated new edition

Featuring dozens of color photographs from Darwin'soriginal publication, this edition-issued to commemorate the 200thanniversary of Darwin's birth-makes this classic study newlyaccessible to modern readers. Published in 1872, The Expressionof the Emotions in Man and Animals was a book at the very heartof Darwin's research interests. Darwin's main goal was to demonstratethe power of his theories for explaining the origin of our mostcherished human qualities, morality and intellect. The work engagessome of the hardest questions in the evolution debate, and it showsthe ever-cautious Darwin at his boldest.


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The most popular of Darwin's books during his lifetime, in a beautifully illustrated new edition

Featuring dozens of color photographs from Darwin's original publication, this edition-issued to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth-makes this classic study newly accessible to modern readers. Published in 1872, The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals was a book at the very heart of Darwin's research interests. Darwin's main goal was to demonstrate the power of his theories for explaining the origin of our most cherished human qualities, morality and intellect. The work engages some of the hardest questions in the evolution debate, and it shows the ever-cautious Darwin at his boldest.

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Published in 1872, The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals was a book at the very heart of Darwin's research interests - a central pillar of his 'human' series. This book engaged some of the hardest questions in the evolution debate, and it showed the ever-cautious Darwin at his boldest. If Darwin had one goal with Expression, it was to demonstrate the power of his theories for explaining the origin of our most cherished human qualities: morality and intellect. As Darwin explained, "He who admits, on general grounds, that the structure and habits of all animals have been gradually evolved, will look at the whole subject of Expression in a new and interesting light."

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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  • Title The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals
  • Author Charles Darwin
  • Binding Paperback
  • Edition Original
  • Pages 400
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Penguin Group, London
  • Date July 31, 2008
  • Features Index, Price on Product - Canadian, Table of Contents
  • ISBN 9780141439440 / 0141439440
  • Weight 0.74 lbs (0.34 kg)
  • Dimensions 7.86 x 5.02 x 0.99 in (19.96 x 12.75 x 2.51 cm)
  • Ages 18 to UP years
  • Grade levels 13 - UP
  • Library of Congress subjects Emotions, Facial expression
  • Dewey Decimal Code 152.4

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" He who admits, on general grounds, that the structure and habits of all animals have been gradually evolved will look at the whole subject of Expression in a new and interesting light."
-Charles Darwin

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Charles Darwin a Victorian scientist and naturalist, has become one of the most famous figures of science to date. Born in 1809 to an upper-middle-class medical family, he was destined for a career in either medicine or the Anglican Church. However, he never completed his medical education and his future changed entirely in 1831 when he joined HMS Beagle as a self-financing, independent naturalist. On returning to England in 1836 he began to write up his theories and observations which culminated in a series of books, most famously On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection in 1859, where he challenged and contradicted contemporary biological and religious beliefs with two decades worth of scientific investigation and theory. Darwin's theory of natural selection is now the most widely accepted scientific model of how species evolve. He died in 1882 and was buried in Westminster Abbey.

Joe Cain is Senior Lecturer in History and Philosophy of Biology at University College London (UCL). His expertise is in the history of evolutionary studies in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Darwin and historical memory. He is also director of the "Voices" oral history project at UCL, and an expert on the Rhinogradentia, a spectacular group of mammals. His recent books include Descended from Darwin (2008) with Michael Ruse, Sewell Wright Taught Me (2007) and Exploring the Borderlands: Documents of the Committee on Common Problems of Genetics, Paleontology, and Systematics, 1943-1944 (2004).

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