Hereditary Genius (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): An Inquiry Into Its Laws And Consequences

Hereditary Genius (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): An Inquiry Into Its Laws And Consequences

by Francis Galton
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions


In 1869, Galton, a Victorian polymath, composed this first scientific study attempting to establish a link between lineage and accomplishment. In a work that remains controversial to this day, he reached the conclusion that intelligence and ability are inherited, and that intelligence itself is a major contributor to success in life. In the battle of nature

…  See more details below

Overview


In 1869, Galton, a Victorian polymath, composed this first scientific study attempting to establish a link between lineage and accomplishment. In a work that remains controversial to this day, he reached the conclusion that intelligence and ability are inherited, and that intelligence itself is a major contributor to success in life. In the battle of nature versus nurture, Galton was of the opinion that nature will always win.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411465039
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/13/2012
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author


Sir Francis Galton (1822-1911) was best known for his still-controversial theories of eugenics—a term which he coined, along with the phrase “nature versus nurture.” A cousin of Charles Darwin, Galton published over 340 books and papers. He developed a fingerprinting technique and did pioneering work in genetics, psychology, meteorology, statistics—and even what is known today as crowdsourcing.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >