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

Author: Nicholas Wright Gillham
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Named Person: Francis Galton
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Wright Gillham
ISBN: 0195143655 9780195143652
OCLC Number: 490650906
Description: 1 vol. (XII-416 p.) : ill., cartes, jaquette ill. en coul. ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Nicholas Wright Gillham.
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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 ... Read more...

 
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