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Nature's oracle : the life and work of W.D. Hamilton

Author: Ullica Christina Olofsdotter Segerstråle
Publisher: Oxford, U.K. : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this illuminating and moving biography, Ullica Segerstrale captures Hamilton's extraordinary life and work, revealing a man of immense intellectual curiosity, an uncompromising truth-seeker, a naturalist and jungle explorer. Segerstrale's detailed research reveals the internal tensions and conflicts behind Hamilton's creative genius, and the narrative is peppered with personal anecdotes of this eccentric yet  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: W D Hamilton; W D Hamilton; W D Hamilton; W D Hamilton; William D Hamilton
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ullica Christina Olofsdotter Segerstråle
ISBN: 9780198607274 019860727X 9780198607281 0198607288
OCLC Number: 829172879
Description: viii, 441 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Growing up at Oaldea --
Finding life's pattern --
Schoolboy at Tonbridge --
Fisher found and lost --
The struggle for altruism --
Altruism through the looking glass --
Brazilian break --
Sex and death --
Challenges of social life --
The price effect --
Creativity in a tight spot --
Priority matters --
When leaving is better than staying --
Encounters with sociobiology --
The parasite paradigm --
Cooperation without kinship --
The Oxford move --
Defending the queen --
In tune with nature --
Truth at any price --
Creative strategies --
Through a glass darkly --
The final defiance --
The edge of creativity.
Other Titles: Life and work of W.D. Hamilton
Responsibility: Ullica Segerstrale.
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W.D.Hamilton was responsible for one of the major revolutions in evolutionary thought since Darwin - that of the 'gene's eye view of life'. He was a scientific pioneer, a misunderstood genius:  Read more...

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