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Nature's Oracle: The Life and Work of W.D. Hamilton

Segerstrale, Ullica

9780198607281 - Nature's Oracle: The Life and Work of W.D. Hamilton

Artikelomschrijving

W.D.Hamilton (1936-2000) was responsible for a revolution in thinking about evolutionary biology - a revolution that changed our understanding of life itself. He played a central role in the realization that what matters in evolution is not the survival of the individual but of the survival of its genes. This provided the solution to the long standing problem of animal altruism that vexed even Darwin himself, and in due course resulted in terms like selfish genes, kin selection, and sociobiology becoming familiar to a wider public. Hamilton went on to solve many more major problems, and open up ever new fields - he shaped much of our current understanding of central problems including the evolution of sexual reproduction and ageing. He became world famous and garnered international prizes. But this is all in hindsight. In fact, Hamiltons recognition came late - his career is a classic case of misunderstood genius.

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Auteur Segerstrale, Ullica
ISBN/EAN 9780198607281
Druk 1
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Artikelomschrijving

W.D.Hamilton (1936-2000) was responsible for a revolution in thinking about evolutionary biology - a revolution that changed our understanding of life itself. He played a central role in the realization that what matters in evolution is not the survival of the individual but of the survival of its genes. This provided the solution to the long standing problem of animal altruism that vexed even Darwin himself, and in due course resulted in terms like selfish genes, kin selection, and sociobiology becoming familiar to a wider public. Hamilton went on to solve many more major problems, and open up ever new fields - he shaped much of our current understanding of central problems including the evolution of sexual reproduction and ageing. He became world famous and garnered international prizes. But this is all in hindsight. In fact, Hamiltons recognition came late - his career is a classic case of misunderstood genius.

Specificaties

Auteur Segerstrale, Ullica
ISBN/EAN 9780198607281
Druk 1