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A life of Sir Francis Galton : from African exploration to the birth of Eugenics

Autor Nicholas W Gillham
Vydavatel: New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Vydání/formát:   book_printbook : EnglishZobrazit všechny vydání a formáty
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"Few scientists have made lasting contributions to as many fields as Francis Galton. He was an important African explorer, travel writer, and geographer. He was the meteorologist who discovered the anticyclone, a pioneer in using fingerprints to identify individuals, the inventor of regression and correlation analysis in statistics, and the founder of the eugenics movement. Now, Nicholas Gilham paints an engaging  Přečíst více...
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Žánr/forma: Biography
History
Biographies
Osoba: Francis Galton; Francis Galton; Francis Galton; Francis Galton; Francis Galton
Typ materiálu: Internetový zdroj
Typ dokumentu: Book, Internet Resource
Všichni autoři/tvůrci: Nicholas W Gillham
ISBN: 0195143655 9780195143652
OCLC číslo: 46660114
Popis: xii, 416 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Obsahy: Prologue: Francis Galton in perspective --
I. Antecedents and beginnings. An enviable pedigree --
Metamorphosis: from birth to medical school --
A poll degree from Cambridge --
Drifting --
II. Geography and exploration. South Africa --
Making peace with Jonker Afrikaner --
Expedition to Ovampoland --
Fame and marriage --
Riding high with the Royal Geographical Society: The great lakes of Africa --
Riding high with the Royal Geographical Society: Stanley faces off with the geographers --
Weather maps and the anticyclone --
III. The triumph of the pedigree. Hereditary talent and character --
Gemmules, rabbits, germs, and stirps --
Nature and nurture --
Sweet peas and anthropometrics --
Probing the mind --
Fingerprints --
The birth of biometrics --
Galton's disciples --
Evolution by jumps --
The Mendelians trump the biometricians --
The triumph of the pedigree: eugenics --
Epilogue: Out of Pandora's box --
The first International Congress of Eugenics.
Odpovědnost: Nicholas Wright Gillham.
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