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The Mechanism of Creative Evolution

The Mechanism of Creative Evolution

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Charles Chamberlain Hurst
Cambridge University Press, 4/2/2015
EAN 9781107495234, ISBN10: 1107495237

Paperback, 386 pages, 25.4 x 17.8 x 2 cm
Language: English

Originally published in 1932, this book presents a detailed discussion regarding the capacity of humans to influence the process of natural selection and thereby control its outcomes. The text was written by prominent British geneticist Charles Chamberlain Hurst (1870–1947). Illustrative figures and reference lists are also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in perspectives on evolutionary development and the history of science.

Preface
Introduction
1. Mendel's laws of heredity
2. Cells and chromosomes
3. Chromosomes and genes
4. Mapping the genes in the chromosomes
5. Chromosomes and species
6. Translocations of genes
7. Extra chromosomes
8. Polyploid varieties
9. Polyploid species
10. Hybridisation and crossing
11. Gene mutations
12. Experimental mutations and transmutations
13. Genes and characters
14. Sex
15. Virgin birth
16. The smallest living organisms
17. The gene as the unit of life
18. Processes of creative evolution
19. Evolution of man and mind
20. Speculations
References
Index.