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The Mechanism of Creative Evolution

By: Charles Chamberlain Hurst (Author)

386 pages, b/w illustrations

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Apr 2015 | #220050 | ISBN-13: 9781107495234
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Originally published in 1932, The Mechanism of Creative Evolution 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. The Mechanism of Creative Evolution will be of value to anyone with an interest in perspectives on evolutionary development and the history of science.



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


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