Essays Upon Heredity and Kindred Biological Problems Authorised Translation
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Essays Upon Heredity and Kindred Biological Problems Authorised Translation

By August Weismann
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  • ESSAYS UPON HEREDITY AND KINDRED BIOLOGICAL PROBLEMS
  • AUTHOR’S PREFACE.
  • EDITORS’ PREFACE.
  • CONTENTS.
  • THE DURATION OF LIFE.
    • PREFACE.
  • I. THE DURATION OF LIFE.
    • APPENDIX.
    • Note 1. The Duration of Life among Birds.
    • Note 2. The Duration of Life among Mammals.
    • Note 3. The Duration of Life among Mature Insects.
    • Note 4. The Duration of Life of the Lower Marine Animals.
    • Note 5. The Duration of Life in Indigenous Terrestrial and Fresh-water Mollusca.
    • Note 6. Unequal Length of Life in the two Sexes.
    • Note 7. Bees.
    • Note 8. Death of the Cells in higher Organisms.
    • Note 9. Death by Sudden Shock.
    • Note 10. Intermingling during the Fission of Unicellular Organisms[30].
    • Note 11. Regeneration.
    • Note 12. The Duration of Life in Plants.
    • Note 13.
    • Footnotes for the Appendix to Essay I.
  • ON HEREDITY.
    • PREFACE.
  • II. ON HEREDITY.
    • Footnotes for Essay II.
  • LIFE AND DEATH.
    • PREFACE.
  • III. LIFE AND DEATH.
    • Footnotes for Chapter III.
  • CONTINUITY OF THE GERM-PLASM, &c.
    • PREFACE.
  • CONTINUITY OF THE GERM-PLASM, &c.
    • CONTENTS.
  • IV. THE CONTINUITY OF THE GERM-PLASM AS THE FOUNDATION OF A THEORY OF HEREDITY.
    • Introduction.
    • I. The Germ-plasm.
    • II. The Significance of the Polar Bodies.
    • III. On the Nature of Parthenogenesis.
    • NOTE.
    • Footnotes for Essay IV.
  • SIGNIFICANCE OF SEXUAL REPRODUCTION, ETC.
    • PREFACE.
  • SIGNIFICANCE OF SEXUAL REPRODUCTION, etc.
    • CONTENTS.
    • APPENDICES.
  • V. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF SEXUAL REPRODUCTION IN THE THEORY OF NATURAL SELECTION.
    • Footnotes for Essay V.
    • APPENDICES.
    • Footnotes for Appendices for Essay V.
  • ON THE NUMBER OF POLAR BODIES AND THEIR SIGNIFICANCE IN HEREDITY.
    • PREFACE.
  • ON THE NUMBER OF POLAR BODIES, &c.
    • CONTENTS.
  • VI. ON THE NUMBER OF POLAR BODIES AND THEIR SIGNIFICANCE IN HEREDITY.
    • I. Parthenogenetic and Sexual Egg.
    • II. The Significance of the Second Polar Body.
    • III. The Foregoing Considerations Applied To the Male Germ-Cells.
    • IV. The Foregoing Considerations applied To Plants.
    • V. Conclusions with regard to Heredity.
    • VI. Recapitulation.
    • Footnotes for Essay VI.
  • VII.
    • Footnotes for Essay VII.
  • VIII. THE SUPPOSED TRANSMISSION OF MUTILATIONS.
    • Footnotes for Essay VIII.
  • INDEX.
    • THE END.
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