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Narrow roads of gene land : the collected papers of W.D. Hamilton. Vol. 3, Last words.

Author: W D Hamilton; Mark Ridley
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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W D Hamilton's work on evolutionary biology has influenced scientists working across a variety of disciplines, including evolution, population genetics, and others. This work contains Hamilton's work  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W D Hamilton; Mark Ridley
ISBN: 0198566905 9780198566908
OCLC Number: 61260027
Description: xii, 480 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Editorial Preface ; List of contributors ; 1. Oku no Hosomichi: Roads to Hamilton's 'Wrightian' digital parasites in Geneland ; Genetic algorithms and learning ; Both Wrightian and 'parasite' peak shifts enhance genetic algorithm performance in the travelling salesman problem ; 2. Manipulating microbe proceedings: Cytoplasmic bacteria that cause parthenogenesis ; Antibiotics cause parthenogenetic Trichogramma (Hymenoptera/Trichogrammatidae) to revert to sex ; 3. My intended burial and why ; 4. Sex, sexes, and selfish elements ; Cytoplasmic fusion and the nature of sexes ; Covert sex ; 5. Recurrent viruses and theories of sex ; 6. Further homage to Santa Rosalia: Discovery at last of the elusive females of a species of Myrmecolacidae ; More covert sex: the elusive females of Myrmecolacidae. ; Exotic pests and parasites ; 7. Haploid dynamic polymorphism in a host with matching parasites: effects of mutation/subdivision, linkage, and patterns of selection ; 8. Inbreeding in Egypt and in this book: a childish perspective. ; 9. On first looking into a British Treasure (50 years and 80 volumes of New Naturalist Books) ; 10. How to catch the Red Queen? ; Sex against virulence: the coevolution of parasitic diseases ; 11. Between Shoreham and Downe: seeking the key to natural beauty ; 12. Born slave to the Red Queen ; 13. Foreword to S. Turilazzi & M. J. West-Eberhard (eds.), 'Natural history and evolution of paper wasps' ; 14. Bill Hamilton's involvement with the OPV theory: 'medical science's most hated hypothesis' ; 1959 Manchester case of syndrome resembling AIDS ; Foreword to Edward Hooper, 'The River' ; 15. Hamilton and Gaia ; Ecology in the large: Gaia and Genghis Khan ; Spora and Gaia: how microbes fly with their clouds ; Is DSMP synthesis in Chlorophycean macro-algae linked to aerial dispersal? ; 16. Life, evolution, and development in the Amazonian floodplain ; Evolution and diversity in Amazonian floodplain communities. ; 17. A view from Mars ; Autumn tree colours as a handicap signal ; 18. Tomato attractors on the wall of an abandoned church ; Clone mixtures and a pacemaker: new facets of Red-Queen theory and ecology. ; 19. Because topics often fade: letters, essays, notes, digital manuscripts, and other unpublished works ; 20. W. D. Hamilton. ; Index
Other Titles: Last words
Responsibility: edited by Mark Ridley.
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With Narrow Roads Volume 3, the editor and co-authors have ably complemented an orphaned autobiographic series, while simultaneously including relevant personal recollections. After these 'Last Read more...

 
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