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

Autor: Nicholas W Gillham
Editorial: New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Edición/Formato:   Libro : Inglés (eng)Ver todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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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  Leer más
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Género/Forma: Biography
History
Persona designada: Francis Galton; Francis Galton; Francis Galton; Francis Galton
Tipo de material: Recurso en Internet
Tipo de documento: Libro/Texto, Recurso en Internet
Todos autores / colaboradores: Nicholas W Gillham
ISBN: 0195143655 9780195143652
Número OCLC: 46660114
Descripción: xii, 416 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Responsabilidad: Nicholas Wright Gillham.
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A cousin of Charles Darwin, Francis Galton was an African explorer, the meteorologist who discovered the anticyclone, a pioneer in using fingerprints to identify individuals, a statistician, and the  Leer más

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A splendidly readable and informative guide to Galton's life, works and impact ... the accounts of Galton's investigations of heredity and their reception make the book so useful and so absorbing ... Leer más

 
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