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The Descent of Woman Elaine Morgan

The Descent of Woman By Elaine Morgan

The Descent of Woman by Elaine Morgan

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According to the Book of Genesis, God first created man. This justified treating women as inferior.
Until this book.

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The Descent of Woman by Elaine Morgan

'One of the key feminist texts' Guardian The Descent of Woman is a pioneering work, the first to argue for the equal role of women in human evolution. On its first publication in 1972 it sparked an international debate and became a rallying-point for feminism, changing the terminology of anthropologists forever. 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.

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One of the key feminist texts * Guardian *
She is more scientific than Genesis, more up to date than Darwin, more fun than Ardrey, and she writes better than Desmond Morris. * Sunday Telegraph *
A dizzying Darwinian insight into the sheer happenstance of man's genesis. * Guardian *

About Elaine Morgan

Elaine Morgan OBE, FRSL, was born in 1920, and after studying at Oxford University, worked as a television writer. In 1972, she published The Descent of Woman suggesting that human evolution had an aquatic origin. This idea was attacked at first by scientists but the book became an international bestseller. In the decades since, Morgan's aquatic ape hypothesis has gained widespread support. Her book on the theory, The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis, is also published by Souvenir Press. She died in 2013.

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