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Francis Galton : pioneer of heredity and biometry

Author: M G Bulmer
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A graceful writer and an expert biometrician, Bulmer details the eventual triumph of biometrical methods in the history of quantitative genetics based on Mendelian principles, which underpins our  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Bulmer, M.G.
Francis Galton.
Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003
(DLC) 2003047528
Named Person: Francis Galton; Francis Galton
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: M G Bulmer
ISBN: 9780801881404 0801881404 9780801874031 0801874033
OCLC Number: 559350911
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 357 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Chronology""; ""Introduction""; ""1 A Victorian Life""; ""2 Hereditary Ability""; ""3 Eugenics""; ""4 The Mechanism of Heredity""; ""5 Four Evolutionary Problems""; ""6 The Charms of Statistics""; ""7 Statistical Theory of Heredity""; ""8 The Law of Ancestral Heredity""; ""9 Discontinuity in Evolution""; ""10 Biometry""; ""References""; ""Index""
Responsibility: Michael Bulmer.

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