Control of Heredity: A Study of the Genesis of Evolution and Degeneracy by Casper Lavater Redfield Hardcover 1903


Title: Control of Heredity: A Study of the Genesis of Evolution and Degeneracy

Author: Casper Lavater Redfield

Description: Original green cloth boards with gilt lettering. Rubber stamp at foot of title page for "Heredity Publishing Company / Not Inc. / Chicago". Some fraying to head and foot of spine; corners of boards bumped; small hole and a blemish spot on spine. A little pencil marginalia on one page, otherwise interior is clean. Illustrated with diagrams and character types (portraits). Index. 343 pp. 9.75 x 7.25 inches.

Contents: Introduction; Inheritance, Variation and Selection (incl. Telegony, Atavism, Prepotency, etc.); Theories of Heredity and Variation (Assigned causes of congenital variation, Weismann's theory, etc.); Basis of Investigation (Deduction from Weismann's theory, Deduction from the theory of use-inheritance, Origin of great men, Use and disuse, etc.); Standard of Comparison (Hall of fame-men chosen, Formation of Standard Scale, Scale Compared); Hall of Fame Men; Great Men of Ancient Times; Great Men of Modern History; Great Men of the World; Mental Aptitudes; Eminent Families; Races of Men; Degeneracy; Lower Animals; Reproduction, Puberty and Longevity; Effect of Sexual Reproduction; Mental and Physical Results.

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Good+

Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Monarch Book Company

Place: Chicago

Year: 1903

ISBN: n/a

Language: English

Keywords: Eugenics

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