Narrow Roads of Gene Land: The Collected Papers of W. D. Hamilton Volume 1: Evolution of Social Behaviour

Narrow Roads of Gene Land The Collected Papers of W D Hamilton Volume Evolution of Social Behaviour Why is blood thicker than water Are we innately violent or pacific Why are plants and animals sexual Why do we grow old and die Such questions have motivated the life work of W D Hamilton widely ackn

  • Title: Narrow Roads of Gene Land: The Collected Papers of W. D. Hamilton Volume 1: Evolution of Social Behaviour
  • Author: W.D. Hamilton
  • ISBN: 9780716745303
  • Page: 429
  • Format: Paperback
  • Why is blood thicker than water Are we innately violent or pacific Why are plants and animals sexual Why do we grow old and die 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 fWhy is blood thicker than water Are we innately violent or pacific Why are plants and animals sexual Why do we grow old and die 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 This first volume contains all of Hamilton s publications prior to 1981, a set especially relevant to social behavior, kinship theory, sociobiology, and the notion of selfish genes Each paper is introduced by an autobiographical essay written especially for this collection Accessible to non specialists, this fascinating volume features several of the most read and famous papers of modern biology.

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    1. The author, W.D. "Bill" Hamilton FRS (1936-2000) was a British evolutionary biologist. of course has a biographical sketch, but it's also worth referencing Alan Grafen's obituary for the Royal Society. For an in-depth discussion see the book Nature's Oracle: The Life and Work of W. D. Hamilton by Ullica Segerstrale.There is a story here. Partly inspired by R.A. Fisher's book The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection, Hamilton started work on his doctoral thesis trying to answer questions that no [...]

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