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Heredity and Politics

1st Edition

By J. B. S. Haldane


186 pages

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This book, first published in 1938, is based on the Muirhead Lectures given at Birmingham University in February and March of 1937. The first half of this book is mainly devoted to an exposition of the principles of genetics, whilst the second half deals with more controversial topics, with the text providing an insight into the ideology of the time. This title will be of interest to students of politics and history.

Table of Contents

1. The Biology of Inequality 2. The Principles of Human Heredity, as Illustrated by Certain Hereditary Abnormalities 3. The Origin of Hereditary Diseases by Mutation. The Possibilities of Negative Eugenics 4. Differential Fertility, and Positive Eugenics 5. The Nature of Racial Differences 6. The Race Problem Continued, Conclusion; Index

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Genetics & Genomics