Narrow Roads of Gene Land
The Collected Papers of W. D. Hamilton Evolution of Sex Volume 2
By (author) W. D. Hamilton
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Narrow Roads of Gene Land by W. D. Hamilton
Book DescriptionThe second volume of the collected papers of W D Hamilton, each one introduced by an autobiographical essay. Hamilton is the most important theoretical biologist of the 20th century and his papers, not especially numerous, have had, and continue to exert, an enormous influence. Many were originally published in obscure and inaccessible places. Volume 1 (OUP, still in print) was devoted mainly to selection for social behaviour, the first half of Hamilton's life's work; Volume 2 is on the other half, on sex and sexual selection, and it includes the 18 papers published between 1980 and 1991. Each paper is accompanied by a specially written introduction describing why the work was done, how the paper came to be written, and its eventual fate. The introductions, written in an accessible, non-technical style, include history, opinion, and excerpts from Hamilton's life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198503361
(235mm x 157mm x 44mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 29-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author W. D. Hamilton
Narrow Roads of Gene Land - The Collected Papers of W. D. Hamilton, Paperback (November 2005)
W D Hamilton's work on evolutionary biology has influenced scientists working across a variety of disciplines, including evolution, population genetics, and others. This work contains Hamilton's work published between 1990 and 2000, a period in which he covered various topics, often in collaboration with other scientists.
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Why is 'blood thicker than water'? Are we innately violent or pacifist? What is the best sex ratio? Why are plants and animals sexual? Why do we grow old and die? Over what do our chromosomes quarrel? Such questions have motivated the life-work of W D Hamilton. This title includes an autobiographical essay written especially for this collection.
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Author Biography - W. D. Hamilton
W. D. Hamilton is one of the most influential biologists of the 20th century and is widely regarded as the most important theoretical innovator in the evolutionary study of behaviour since Darwin. He is known throughout the world for his seminal work on social evolution (kin selection), sex ratio evolution and, more recently, for work on the involvement of parasites in sexual selection and on the evolutionary maintenance of sexuality. A Fellow of the Royal Society and a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Hamilton is a Royal Society Research Professor in the Zoology Department at Oxford University. His awards include the Albert Wander Foundation Prize (Switzerland, 1992), the Crafoord Prize (Sweden, 1993), and the Kyoto Prize (Japan, 1993).
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