The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals, Charles Darwin

2021

 

Title: The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals

Author: Charles Darwin

Translation: José Miguel Silva

Typology: Scientific Thesis

Language: Portuguese

Year: 2012 (first edition 2006, from the 1889 2nd edition of the 1872 original)

Publisher: Relógio D’Água

Colection: Ciência

ISBN:978-972-708-900-0

Synopsis: “Why do we shrug? Why do dogs wag their tails? Why do we frown when angry and pout when sad instead of the opposite? What’s the difference between guilt and shame? This would be a remarkable book even if it had only given answers to such questions on emotion back in 1872. But The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals also proved that the human mind and not only the body was a product of evolution. (…) This edition reminds us not of some museum piece, delicately restored, but of a seminal work which needed but a mirror to actualize itself. It’s as fresh and provocative as it was some 125 years ago.” (Steven Pinker in Science)

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