Francis Galton

Essays in Eugenics

By Francis Galton. Sir Francis Galton was instrumental in the formulation of ‘eugenics’, which seeks to improve the human stock and prevent the degeneration of genetic potential and introduced the very word “eugenics” and the phrase “nature versus nature.”

This book consists of a number of lectures delivered by the author during the early part of the twentieth century, all dealing with important topics related to the betterment of all human existence through eugenics.


The Possible Improvement of the Human Breed under Existing Conditions of Law and Sentiment;

Eugenics, its Definition, Scope, and Aims;

Restrictions in Marriage Studies in National Eugenics;

Eugenics as a Factor in Religion;

Probability, the Foundation of Eugenics; and

Local Associations for Promoting Eugenics.

About the author: Sir Francis Galton (1822–1911), was an English Victorian polymath, anthropologist, eugenicist, tropical explorer, geographer, inventor, meteorologist, proto-geneticist, pyschometrician, statistician and founder of the science of eugenics. He was knighted in 1909.

116 pages. Paperback


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Weight 5.46 oz
Dimensions 6 × 0.24 × 9 in

Francis Galton

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