Item No: #363020 Evolution, Racial and Habitudinal. J. T. Gulick, John Thomas.
Evolution, Racial and Habitudinal
Evolution, Racial and Habitudinal

Divergent Evolution by an Early Theorist

Evolution, Racial and Habitudinal

Notes: A late work summarizing Gulick's views on divergent evolution with what might today be called "contingency": "members of the same species, exposed to the same environment in isolated groups, will often arrive at divergent methods of dealing with the environment." He goes on to conclude that the assumption that "human progress is ruled by an external fate is certainly contrary to fact" (from the preface).

At the end of the preface, he explains his subtitle more thoroughly: "the origin and intensification of organic types, guided by innovation and tradition acting under segregate association, and established by variation and heredity acting under segregate intergeneration."

Gulick was a minister who studied snails in Hawaii and became a noted evolutionary theorist. This is Carnegie Institution of Washington publication no. 25.

xii, 269 pages. Plus three color plates of Hawaiian land snail shells.

Edition + Condition: Originally issued in wrappers, this copy has been rebound in green cloth, preserving the front wrapper with the ownership signature of William Morton Wheeler, the Harvard entomologist. Light pencil underlining by Wheeler or a subsequent owner. This copy came from the Harvard office of the National Book Award winning scientist, Stephen Jay Gould (the annotations are not likely to be his). With posthumous a bookplate indicating the provenance on the front pastedown.

Publication: Washington, DC: Carnegie Institution, 1905.

Item No: #363020

Price: $150

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