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Readings in evolution, genetics, and eugenics.

Author: Horatio Hackett Newman
Publisher: Chicago, Univ. of Chicago Press [©1921]
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Newman, Horatio Hackett, 1875-
Readings in evolution, genetics, and eugenics.
Chicago, University of Chicago Press [©1921]
(OCoLC)647493265
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Horatio Hackett Newman
OCLC Number: 606993
Description: xviii, 523 pages illustrations
Contents: I. Introduction and historical : 1. Introduction --
2. Historical account of the development of the evolution theory --
3. The relation of evolution to materialism. II. Evidences of organic evolution : 4. Is organic evolution an established principle? --
5. Evidences from palaeontology [paleontology] --
6. The evolution of man: palaeontology --
7. Evidences from geographic distribution --
8. Evidences from classification --
9. Evidence from blood tests --
10. Evidences from morphology --
11. Evidences from embryology --
12. Critique of the recapitulation theory. III. The causal factors of organic evolution : 13. Introductory statement --
14. The background of Darwinism --
15. The background of Darwinism continued --
16. Natural selection --
17. Critique of Darwinism --
18. Other theories of species forming --
19. A new composite causo-mechanical theory of evolution (The tetrakinetic theory). IV. Genetics : 20. The scope and methods of genetics --
21. The bearers of the heritage (an account of the cellular basis of heredity) --
22. Variation --
23. Are acquired characters (modifications) hereditary? --
24. The mutation theory --
25. Biometry (The statistical study of variation and heredity) --
26. Heredity in pure lines --
27. Mendel's laws of heredity --
28. The physical basis of Mendelism --
29. Neo-Mendelism in plants --
30. Neo-Mendelian heredity in animals --
31. Sex-linked and other kinds of linked inheritance in drosophila and other species --
32. Linkage and crossing-over --
33. Sex determination. V. Eugenics : 34. The inheritance of human characters, physical and mental --
35. Human conservation --
36. Eugenics and euthenics --
37. The promise of race culture.

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