Nature's Oracle

Nature's Oracle

The Life and Work of W.D. Hamilton

eBook - 2013
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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 u.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013
ISBN: 9780191642760
0191642762
9781283950367
1283950367
9780198607274
019860727X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 441 pages)

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