aller au contenu
A life of Sir Francis Galton : from African exploration to the birth of Eugenics Aperçu de cet ouvrage
FermerAperçu de cet ouvrage
Vérifiant…

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

Auteur : Nicholas W Gillham
Éditeur : New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Édition/format :   Print book : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
Résumé :
"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  Lire la suite...
Évaluation :

(pas encore évalué) 0 avec des critiques - Soyez le premier.

Sujets
Plus comme ceci

 

Trouver un exemplaire en ligne

Liens vers cet ouvrage

Trouver un exemplaire dans la bibliothèque

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Recherche de bibliothèques qui possèdent cet ouvrage...

Détails

Genre/forme : Biography
History
Biographies
Personne nommée : Francis Galton; Francis Galton; Francis Galton; Francis Galton; Francis Galton
Type d’ouvrage : Ressource Internet
Format : Livre, Ressource Internet
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Nicholas W Gillham
ISBN : 0195143655 9780195143652
Numéro OCLC : 46660114
Description : xii, 416 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contenu : 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.
Responsabilité : Nicholas Wright Gillham.
Plus d’informations :

Résumé :

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  Lire la suite...

Critiques

Critiques éditoriales

Synopsis de l’éditeur

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 ... Lire la suite...

 
Critiques d’utilisateurs
Récupération des critiques de GoodReads...
Récuperation des critiques DOGObooks…

Tags

Soyez le premier.
Confirmez cette demande

Vous avez peut-être déjà demandé cet ouvrage. Veuillez sélectionner OK si vous voulez poursuivre avec cette demande quand même.

Données liées


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/46660114> # A life of Sir Francis Galton : from African exploration to the birth of Eugenics
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "46660114" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793991075#Place/new_york_n_y> ; # New York, N.Y.
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793991075#Person/galton_francis_1822_1911> ; # Francis Galton
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793991075#Topic/geneticists_england> ; # Geneticists--England
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/576.5092/e21/> ;
    schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/88011598> ; # Francis Galton
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793991075#Topic/genetics_england> ; # Genetics--England
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793991075#Topic/genetics_england_history> ; # Genetics--England--History
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008105127> ; # Genetics--History
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/940117> ; # Genetics
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/916432> ; # Eugenics
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/940114> ; # Geneticists
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1219920> ; # England.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793991075#Topic/eugenics_england_history> ; # Eugenics--England--History
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008119923> ; # Eugenics--History
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/265672921> ; # Nicholas W. Gillham
    schema:datePublished "2001" ;
    schema:description "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."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/793991075> ;
    schema:genre "History"@en ;
    schema:genre "Biographies"@en ;
    schema:genre "Biography"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "A life of Sir Francis Galton : from African exploration to the birth of Eugenics"@en ;
    schema:productID "46660114" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/46660114#PublicationEvent/new_york_n_y_oxford_university_press_2001> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793991075#Agent/oxford_university_press> ; # Oxford University Press
    schema:reviews <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/46660114#Review/-2092664552> ;
    schema:url <http://www.myilibrary.com?id=53146> ;
    schema:url <http://site.ebrary.com/id/10142384> ;
    schema:url <http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&doc_number=009606455&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780195143652> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBA1V6050> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/46660114> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793991075#Agent/oxford_university_press> # Oxford University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Oxford University Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793991075#Person/galton_francis_1822_1911> # Francis Galton
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1822" ;
    schema:deathDate "1911" ;
    schema:familyName "Galton" ;
    schema:givenName "Francis" ;
    schema:name "Francis Galton" ;
    schema:sameAs <http://d-nb.info/gnd/118702610> ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793991075#Place/new_york_n_y> # New York, N.Y.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York, N.Y." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793991075#Topic/eugenics_england_history> # Eugenics--England--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Eugenics--England--History"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793991075#Topic/genetics_england> # Genetics--England
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Genetics--England"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793991075#Topic/genetics_england_history> # Genetics--England--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Genetics--England--History"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008105127> # Genetics--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Genetics--History"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008119923> # Eugenics--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Eugenics--History"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1219920> # England.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "England." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/916432> # Eugenics
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Eugenics"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/940114> # Geneticists
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Geneticists"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/940117> # Genetics
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Genetics"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/265672921> # Nicholas W. Gillham
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Gillham" ;
    schema:givenName "Nicholas W." ;
    schema:name "Nicholas W. Gillham" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/88011598> # Francis Galton
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1822" ;
    schema:deathDate "1911" ;
    schema:familyName "Galton" ;
    schema:givenName "Francis" ;
    schema:name "Francis Galton" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780195143652>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0195143655" ;
    schema:isbn "9780195143652" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/46660114>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
    schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/46660114> ; # A life of Sir Francis Galton : from African exploration to the birth of Eugenics
    schema:dateModified "2015-08-31" ;
    void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/46660114#Review/-2092664552>
    a schema:Review ;
    schema:itemReviewed <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/46660114> ; # A life of Sir Francis Galton : from African exploration to the birth of Eugenics
    schema:reviewBody ""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 portrait of this Victorian polymath." "The book traces Galton's ancestry (he was the grandson of Erasmus Darwin and the cousin of Charles Darwin), upbringing, training as a medical apprentice, and experience as a Cambridge undergraduate. It recounts in colorful detail Galton's adventures as leader of his own expedition in Namibia. Darwin was always a strong influence on his cousin and a turning point in Galton's life was the publication of The Origin of Species. Thereafter, Galton devoted most of his life to human heredity, using then novel methods such as pedigree analysis and twin studies to argue that talent and character were inherited and that humans could be selectively bred to enhance these qualities. To this end, he founded the eugenics movement, which rapidly gained momentum early in the last century. After Galton's death, however, eugenics took a more sinister path, as in the United States, where by 1913 sixteen states had involuntary sterilization laws, and in Germany, where the goal of racial purity was pushed to its horrific limit in the "final solution." Galton himself, Gillham writes, would have been appalled by the extremes to which eugenics was carried."--Jacket." ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Fermer la fenêtre

Veuillez vous identifier dans WorldCat 

Vous n’avez pas de compte? Vous pouvez facilement créer un compte gratuit.