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Hereditary Genius: An Inquiry Into Its Laws and Consequences Paperback – March 28, 2010

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Among his many significant accomplishments, British scientist SIR FRANCIS GALTON (1822-1911) was an explorer, a geographer, a statistician, and inventor of fingerprint identification. In addition to more than 300 scientific papers, he wrote the books Narrative of an Explorer in Tropical South Africa (1853), Finger Prints (1893), Memories of My Life (1908), and others. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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  • Paperback: 426 pages
  • Publisher: Nabu Press (March 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1148061517
  • ISBN-13: 978-1148061511
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.9 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Amazon's choice to sell print-on-demand versions alongside real books without clearly distinguishing between them in the product description is already a questionable business practice. But when a print-on-demand book arrives and is a cheap photocopy of half of the book stuck in between two flimsy covers, it feels like being taken advantage of. What I received was shoddily produced and clearly had no effort at quality control put into it. Shame on "Nabu Press" and shame on Amazon.
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The first quantitative analysis of human mental ability. Galton introduced the notion that mental ability was normally distributed in much the same ways as are physical traits. His strong nativistic perspective served as the point of origin for the nature/nurture debate in its modern form.
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TRIPLE EXCELLENT!!!
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I live in Brazil.I'll be sincere.I tried to read this trash-book, on an internet site.This book is so weak, that I didn't finished it.I read a review published at a catholic newspaper, The Catholic World , in 1870.About this trash-book, cathoilc world newspaper was right and this, in 1870!

Well this book has dozens of failures.To example, human inteligence is the subject of this book, but this book never shows, really what is human inteligence.

The author himself never had a son.He didn't had descendency, something normal among eugenicists, such as he.Eugenicists were the ecologists of XIX Century.A brazilian told more than forty years ago:"I respect the idiots, because they are eternal."
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