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Narrow Roads of Gene Land: The Collected Papers of W. D. Hamilton : Volume 2: Evolution of Sex - W. D. Hamilton

Narrow Roads of Gene Land: The Collected Papers of W. D. Hamilton

Volume 2: Evolution of Sex

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Published: 1st October 2001
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The 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.

`This book is the evolutionary biologist's Harry Potter: the long awaited sequel to a captivating story of a young man with extraordinary powers' Nature 07/03/02 `"... a unique book: unfiltered, impassioned and ominous."' The Independent `"Bill Hamilton was often light years ahead of his peers, waiting while other great scientific minds caught up with him. In Narrow Roads of Gene Land we have an atlas of genius that maps the meanderings, mental and physical, of this great and lonely man."' New Scientist

1: Ghosts of the Museum 2: Messing the Plotter 3: Unequal Cousins 4: Best and Worst Hotels 5: 'Sex Itself' 6: Bright Birds 7: Man of the Sand-dune Tel 8: At the World's Crossroads 9: Bishop Wykeham on Evolution 10: Land of the Rising Sun 11: Being Rare and Successful 12: The Hospitals are Coming 13: Cited but Little Read 14: Wind in the Baobabs 15: Time Like a Dripping Tap 16: The Three Queens 17: Uccello/Othello 18: Health and Horsemen Appendices: Our Paper Then and Now Further Evidence

ISBN: 9780198503361
ISBN-10: 0198503369
Series: Narrow Roads of Gene Land : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 928
Published: 1st October 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 15.49  x 4.34
Weight (kg): 1.55