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Published: 02 December 2022

368 Pages | 25 illus.

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199239214

Bookseller Code (01)


The Human History of Heredity, Race, and Sex

John Waller

  • Presents a historical backdrop to current debates about heredity, sex, and race
  • Explores the importance and value of the scientific developments which have led to the modern age of the human genome and genetic engineering
  • Considers deeply rooted ideas of the past - reliance on physical resemblance in deciding paternity; the ideology of royal blood; ideas concerning criminality and moral weakness
  • Considers a wide variety of work from Pare, Linnaeus, and Kat to Mendel, Darwin, Galton, and Crick and Watson

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