Journals Higher Education

$29.95

Paperback

Published: 28 July 2015

464 Pages | An 8 page black and white plate section

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780198607281


Bookseller Code (01)

Nature's Oracle

The Life and Work of W.D. Hamilton

Ullica Segerstrale

  • 'A good candidate for the title of most distinguished Darwinian since Darwin' Professor Richard Dawkins on W.D.Hamilton
  • W.D.Hamilton's theory of gene selection revolutionised biology and led to terms such as 'selfish genes' and 'sociobiology' becoming vital currency in both scientific and public debate
  • 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 scientist and tireless truth-seeker
  • Segerstrale shows how Hamilton's interest and impact extended far beyond biology - from politics to conservation, and even controversy at the Vatican
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