Journals Higher Education



Published: 24 October 2017

144 Pages | 23 black and white images

6.9 x 4.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198790457

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Heredity: A Very Short Introduction

John Waller

Very Short Introductions

  • Provides an overview of over two thousand years of human thought on the subject of heredity, and considers how scientific progress came about
  • Considers the ways in which understandings of heredity of the past were used to shape social hierarchies and oppress elements of society due to their gender or race
  • Highlights the implications of our modern understanding of genetics and the important ethical challenges that we will need to confront in the immediate future
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - millions of copies sold worldwide