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Extreme measures : the dark visions and bright ideas of Francis Galton

著者: Martin Brookes
出版商: New York : Bloomsbury : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck, ©2004.
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"His measuring mind left its mark all over the scientific landscape. Explorer, inventor, meteorologist, psychologist, anthropologist, and statistician, Galton was one of the great Victorian polymaths." "But it was in the fledgling field of genetics that he made his most indelible impression. Galton kick-started the enduring nature/nurture debate, and took hereditary determinism to its darkest extreme. Consumed by  再读一些...
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类型/形式: Biography
提及的人: Francis Galton; Francis Galton; Francis Galton
材料类型: 传记, 互联网资源
文档类型 图书, 互联网资源
所有的著者/提供者: Martin Brookes
ISBN: 1582344817 9781582344812 0747566666 9780747566663
OCLC号码: 54906675
描述: xviii, 298 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
内容: Dead on arrival --
Lunar orbit --
Boy wonder --
Growing pains --
Wilderness years --
The great trek --
A comependium for Crusoe --
Storm warnings --
Extreme states --
On the origin of specious --
Rabbit stew --
Question time --
Vital statistics --
The gravity of numbers --
Tips on fingers --
Home improvements --
Birmingham's forgotten son.
责任: Martin Brookes.
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A biography of Sir Francis Galton, explorer, inventor, meteorologist, psychologist, statistician and eugenicist: an archetypal Victorian polymath, he is notorious as the fore-father of modern  再读一些...

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