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The Future of Man — The Reith Memorial Lectures 1959 - P. B. [Peter Brian] Medawar

Methuen & Co., 1960, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with spotting to the spine and lower panel, tanned and spotted on the reverse. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.

From the cover: “In his Reith Lectures for 1959, Professor Medawar is concerned with the acts of reasoning that underlie predictions about the future estate of man, with ‘the process of foretelling, rather than with what is actually foretold’. Can we predict the future size of populations? What is the evidence and theoretical background for the belief that human intelligence is declining? Is it true that the practice of birth control portends the extinction of man? Could human beings become uniformly excellent, or is inborn diversity and inequality a necessary part of the texture of human populations? Professor Medawar tries to answer these questions in the style familiar to those who have read The Uniqueness of the Individual, and ends his lectures with what is perhaps the first clear definition of the biological standing of man.
Size: 7½" x "
Number of Pages: 128

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