The Problems of Evolution

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    THE object of this essay is to show how impossible it is to separate heritage and environment in the study of evolution. This involves the author in a discussion of the inheritance of acquired characters, and references are given to much recent research. The limitation in its application to the methods of evolution lies in the difficulty of associating the responses of somatic structures with the germ cells. The book will be useful to teachers and students of biology for their lighter reading. They must be critical, and they should try some experiments for themselves.

    (1) The Problems of Evolution.


    A. W.


    By. Pp. xiii + 236. (New York: The Macmillan Co., 1931.) 8s. Qd. net.

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    The Problems of Evolution . Nature 129, 9 (1932) doi:10.1038/129009d0

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