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ENGLISH MEN OF SCIENCE.

CHAPTER I.


ANTECEDENTS.


Object of Book-Definition of Man of Science-DataNature and Nurture-Race and Birthplace-Occupation of Parents and Position in Life-Physical Peculiarities of - Parents-Primogeniture, &c.-Fertility- Heredity

Pedigrees-Statistical Results.

THE intent of this book is to supply what may be termed a Natural History of the English Men of Science of the present day. It will. describe their earliest antecedents, including the hereditary influences, the inborn qualities of their mind and body, the causes that first induced them to pursue science, the education they received and their opinions on its merits. The advantages are great of confining the