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  • SOCIAL BY NATURE: The Promise and Peril of Sociogenomics. by Bliss, Catherine.
    Bliss, Catherine.
    SOCIAL BY NATURE: The Promise and Peril of Sociogenomics.

    Edition: First printing.

    Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, (2018) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which "recognizes the promise of this interdisciplinary young science, but also questions its implications for the future. . . . By exposing the shocking parallels between sociogenomics and older, long-discredited, sciences, Bliss persuasively argues for a more thoughtful public reception of any study that reduces human nature to a mere sequence of genes." Extensive notes, index. 291 pp. ISBN: 978-0804798341.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 73826
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  • SOCIAL BY NATURE: The Promise and Peril of Sociogenomics. by Bliss, Catherine.
    Bliss, Catherine.
    SOCIAL BY NATURE: The Promise and Peril of Sociogenomics.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, (2018). First edition - A book which "recognizes the promise of this interdisciplinary young science, but also questions its implications for the future. . . . By exposing the shocking parallels between sociogenomics and older, long-discredited, sciences, Bliss persuasively argues for a more thoughtful public reception of any study that reduces human nature to a mere sequence of genes." Extensive notes, 272 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 73827
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  • RASSENKUNDE DES DEUTSCHEN VOLKES (Racial Science of the German People) by Gunther Dr. Hans F. R. (1891-1968)
    Gunther Dr. Hans F. R. (1891-1968)
    RASSENKUNDE DES DEUTSCHEN VOLKES (Racial Science of the German People)

    Edition: Hardcover.

    Munchen: J. S. Lehmanns Verlag 1930. Hardcover - An early (14th auslage) edition of this book originally published in 1922, one which strongly influenced the racial policy of the Nazi Party. According to Wikipedia, Adolf Hitler was so impressed by the work, that he made it the basis of his eugenics policy. The book had gone through six editions by 1926, and by 1945, more than half a million copies had been sold in Germany. Gunther describes the Germans as being composed of five racial subtypes: Nordic, Mediterranean, Alpine, East Baltic, and Dinaric, viewing Nordics as being at the top of the racial hierarchy. In addition to their physical appearance each racial subtype was defined according to their psychological…

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    Munchen: J. S. Lehmanns Verlag 1930. Hardcover - An early (14th auslage) edition of this book originally published in 1922, one which strongly influenced the racial policy of the Nazi Party. According to Wikipedia, Adolf Hitler was so impressed by the work, that he made it the basis of his eugenics policy. The book had gone through six editions by 1926, and by 1945, more than half a million copies had been sold in Germany. Gunther describes the Germans as being composed of five racial subtypes: Nordic, Mediterranean, Alpine, East Baltic, and Dinaric, viewing Nordics as being at the top of the racial hierarchy. In addition to their physical appearance each racial subtype was defined according to their psychological qualities. Illustrated with hundreds photographs of Germans identified according to their subtypes, of skulls and with maps. Gunther joined the Nazi Party in 1932, the only leading racial theorist to do so before it assumed power in 1933. After Hitler's death, his library was found to contain four different editions of this book. Text in GERMAN. Index, 509 pp. plus advertisements.

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    Condition: Very good+ in coarse brown cloth covers with dark brown lettering, and small illustration on front cover.

    Book ID: 79591
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  • PANDORA'S LAB: Seven Stories of Science Gone Wrong. by Offit, Paul A. MD
    Offit, Paul A. MD
    PANDORA'S LAB: Seven Stories of Science Gone Wrong.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, (2017). First edition - "History is filled with brilliant ideas that gave rise to disaster, and this book explores the most fascinating - and significant - missteps: from opium's heyday as the pain reliever of choice to recognition of opioids as a major cause of death in the U.S.; from the rise of trans fats as the golden ingredient for tastier, cheaper food to the heart disease epidemic that followed; and from the cries to ban DDT for the sake of the environment to an epidemic-level rise in world malaria. These are today's sins of scienceas deplorable as mistaken past ideas about advocating racial purity or using lobotomies as a cure for mental illness... an…

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    Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, (2017). First edition - "History is filled with brilliant ideas that gave rise to disaster, and this book explores the most fascinating - and significant - missteps: from opium's heyday as the pain reliever of choice to recognition of opioids as a major cause of death in the U.S.; from the rise of trans fats as the golden ingredient for tastier, cheaper food to the heart disease epidemic that followed; and from the cries to ban DDT for the sake of the environment to an epidemic-level rise in world malaria. These are today's sins of scienceas deplorable as mistaken past ideas about advocating racial purity or using lobotomies as a cure for mental illness... an engrossing account of how science has been misused disastrously" and how we can learn from these mistakes. Selected bibliography. 282 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy white wrappers.

    Book ID: 71646
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