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Falling in Love; With Other Essays on More Exact Branches of Science
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Publication date April 14, 2014
Pages 152
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781499125276
ISBN-10 1499125275
Dimensions 0.35 by 6 by 9 in.
Original list price $8.46
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: An ancient and famous human institution is in pressing danger. Sir George Campbell has set his face against the time-honoured practice of Falling in Love. Parents innumerable, it is true, have set their faces against it already from immemorial antiquity; but then they only attacked the particular instance, without venturing to impugn the institution itself on general principles. An old Indian administrator, however, goes to work in all things on a different pattern. He would always like to regulate human life generally as a department of the India Office; and so Sir George Campbell would fain have husbands and wives selected for one another (perhaps on Dr. Johnson's principle, by the Lord Chancellor) with a view to the future development of the race, in the process which he not very felicitously or elegantly describes as 'man-breeding.' 'Probably,' he says, as reported in Nature, 'we have enough physiological knowledge to effect a vast improvement in the pairing of individuals of the same or allied races if we could only apply that knowledge to make fitting marriages, instead of giving way to foolish ideas about love and the tastes of young people, whom we can hardly trust to choose their own bonnets, much less to choose in a graver matter in which they are most likely to be influenced by frivolous prejudices.' He wants us, in other words, to discard the deep-seated inner physiological promptings of inherited instinct, and to substitute for them some calm and dispassionate but artificial selection of a fitting partner as the father or mother of future generations.

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Hardcover
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from Kessinger Pub Co (February 28, 2009)
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from Indypublish.Com (January 30, 2006)
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With Allen Grant | from Books for Libraries (June 1, 1977)
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Paperback
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9781530040384 | details & prices | 170 pages | 8.00 × 10.00 × 0.39 in. | 0.98 lbs | List price $9.50
About: Charles Grant Blairfindie Allen (February 24, 1848 – October 25, 1899) was a Canadian science writer and novelist, and a proponent of the theory of evolution Allen was born near Kingston, Canada West (known as Ontario after Confederation) - the second son of Catharine Ann Grant and the Rev.
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from Createspace Independent Pub (April 14, 2014); titled "Falling in Love; With Other Essays on More Exact Branches of Science"
9781499125276 | details & prices | 152 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.35 in. | List price $8.46
About: An ancient and famous human institution is in pressing danger.
from Bibliolife (March 31, 2009)
9781103727261 | details & prices | 368 pages | List price $20.99
About: This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality.
from Kessinger Pub Co (February 28, 2009)
9781104054618 | details & prices | 372 pages | List price $33.95
About: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.
from Dodo Pr (May 30, 2006)
9781406507577 | details & prices | 260 pages | List price $13.99
About: Work from the respected writer, expounder of Darwinism and pioneer in Canadian science fiction.
from Indypublish.Com (January 30, 2006)
9781421964645 | details & prices | 248 pages | List price $36.99
About: This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality.
from Createspace Independent Pub (February 23, 1889); titled "Falling in Love With Other Essays on More Exact Branches of Science"
9781508610502 | details & prices | 162 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.37 in. | List price $13.99
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