A revised edition, which presents a controversial theory in women's studies. Morgan argues the case for the equal role of women in evolution, promoting the Aquatic Ape Theory of evolution which she elaborated on in further works.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Elaine Morgan 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.