Narrow Roads of Gene Land by W. D. Hamilton
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Narrow Roads of Gene Land
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Narrow Roads of Gene Land

The Collected Papers of W.D. Hamilton Evolution of Social Behaviour Volume 1

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Narrow Roads of Gene Land by W. D. Hamilton

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Why is 'blood thicker than water'? Are we innately violent or pacific? 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, widely acknowledged as the most important theoretical biologist of the 20th century. His papers continue to exert an enormous influence and they are now being republished for the first time. Each one is introduced by an autobiographical essay written especially for this collection. This first volume contains all of Hamilton's publications prior to 1981, a set especially relevant to social behaviour, kinship theory, sociobiology, and the notion of 'selfish genes'. It includes several of the most read and famous papers of modern biology. A forthcoming volume will be devoted to the second half of Hamilton's life's work, on sex and sexual selection. Narrow Roads of Gene Land will be welcomed by professionals, graduate students, and undergraduates from a variety of disciplines, including evolution, population genetics, animal behaviour, genetics, anthropology, and ecology. The essays are accessible to non-specialists and will fascinate and entertain general readers with an interest in evolution and behaviour.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780716745303
ISBN-10: 0716745305
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 26mm)
Pages: 566
Imprint: W H Freeman and Stockton Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 4-Sep-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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A volume of the collected papers of W D Hamilton, the most important theoretical biologist of the 20th century. It is devoted to Hamilton's life's work on sex and sexual selection. It is accompanied by an autobiographical introduction.

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Author Biography - W. D. Hamilton

W. D. Hamilton is a Royal Society Research Professor in the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford. He is known throughout the world for his work on social evolution and sexual selection. He is a fellow of the Royal Society and a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. W.D. Hamilton, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS. Tel. 01865-271166.

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