Narrow Roads of Gene Land - The Collected Papers of W. D. Hamilton: Volume 3 - Last Words

Paperback | December 14, 2005

byW. D. HamiltonEditorMark Ridley

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W. D. Hamilton (1936-2000) has been described by Richard Dawkins as 'a good candidate for the title of most distinguished Darwinian since Darwin'. His work on evolutionary biology continues to influence scientists working across a wide variety of disciplines, including evolution, populationgenetics, animal behaviour, genetics, anthropology, and ecology. This third and final volume of Narrow Roads of Gene Land contains Hamilton's key papers published between 1990 and 2000, a period in which he covered a great diversity of topics, often in collaboration with other scientists. Many ofthe papers in this volume continue his work on sex, and particularly its relation to parasitic disease, but other topics covered include the Gaia theory, the colours of autumn leaves, and the still-controversial hypothesis that the AIDS pandemic accidentally originated in a polio vaccinationcampaign in Africa.Each of the co-authored papers in this volume is preceded by an introduction written by one of Hamilton's co-authors, following the model of the previous two volumes in this series, which brings the reader closer to Hamilton's extraordinary personality and intellect, providing the intellectual andphysical contexts within which each piece of research was developed. Also included are a chapter by Jeremy Leighton John on the Hamilton archive - 'Bill's last great work' - complete with irresistible pictures, and Alan Grafen's biographical memoir, which presents an overview of Bill's life andwork. Together, this unique collection of papers with their biographical introductions provides a profound portrait of one of the twentieth century's most innovative scientists.

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W. D. Hamilton (1936-2000) has been described by Richard Dawkins as 'a good candidate for the title of most distinguished Darwinian since Darwin'. His work on evolutionary biology continues to influence scientists working across a wide variety of disciplines, including evolution, populationgenetics, animal behaviour, genetics, anthropo...

W. D. Hamilton (1936-2000) was a Royal Society Research Professor in the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford. He is known throughout the world for his work on social evolution and sexual selection. He was a fellow of the Royal Society and a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr Mark Rid...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.05 inPublished:December 14, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Mark Ridley: Editorial PrefaceList of contributors1. Brian Sumida: Oku no Hosomichi: Roads to Hamilton's 'Wrightian' digital parasites in GenelandSumida, B. H.; Houston, A. I.; McNamara, J. M. and Hamilton, W. D. (1990): Genetic algorithms and learningSumida, B. H. and Hamilton, W. D. (1993): Both Wrightian and 'parasite' peak shifts enhance genetic algorithm performance in the travelling salesman problem2. Richard Stouthamer: Manipulating microbe proceedings: Cytoplasmic bacteria that cause parthenogenesisStouthamer, R.; Luck, R. F. and Hamilton, W. D. (1990): Antibiotics cause parthenogenetic Trichogramma (Hymenoptera/Trichogrammatidae) to revert to sex3. Hamilton, W. D. (1991/2000): My intended burial and why4. Laurence Hurst: Sex, sexes, and selfish elementsHurst, L. D. and Hamilton, W. D. (1992).: Cytoplasmic fusion and the nature of sexesHurst, L. D.; Hamilton, W. D.; and Ladle, R. J. (1992): Covert sex5. Hamilton, W. D. (1992): Recurrent viruses and theories of sex6. Jeya Kathirithamby: Further homage to Santa Rosalia: Discovery at last of the elusive females of a species of MyrmecolacidaeKathirithamby, J. and Hamilton, W. D. (1992): More covert sex: the elusive females of Myrmecolacidae.Kathirithamby, J. and Hamilton, W. D. (1995): Exotic pests and parasites7. Hamilton, W. D. (1993): Haploid dynamic polymorphism in a host with matching parasites: effects of mutation/subdivision, linkage, and patterns of selection8. Hamilton, W. D. (1993): Inbreeding in Egypt and in this book: a childish perspective.9. Hamilton, W. D. (1994): On first looking into a British Treasure (50 years and 80 volumes of New Naturalist Books)10. Dieter Ebert: How to catch the Red Queen?Ebert, D. and Hamilton, W. D. (1996): Sex against virulence: the coevolution of parasitic diseases11. Hamilton, W. D. (1996): Between Shoreham and Downe: seeking the key to natural beauty12. Hamilton, W. D. (1996): Born slave to the Red Queen13. Hamilton, W. D. (1996): Foreword to S. Turilazzi and M. J. West-Eberhard (eds.), 'Natural history and evolution of paper wasps'14. Edward Hooper: Bill Hamilton's involvement with the OPV theory: 'medical science's most hated hypothesis'Hooper, E. and Hamilton, W. D. (1996): 1959 Manchester case of syndrome resembling AIDSW. D. Hamilton (1999): Foreword to Edward Hooper, 'The River'15. Tim Lenton: Hamilton and GaiaHamilton, W. D. (1995): Ecology in the large: Gaia and Genghis KhanHamilton, W. D. and Lenton, T. M. (1998): Spora and Gaia: how microbes fly with their cloudsWelsh, D. T.; Viaroli, P.; Hamilton, W. D. and Lenton, T. M. (1999): Is DSMP synthesis in Chlorophycean macro-algae linked to aerial dispersal?16. Peter Henderson: Life, evolution, and development in the Amazonian floodplainHenderson, P. A.; Hamilton, W. D. and Crampton, W. G. R. (1998): Evolution and diversity in Amazonian floodplain communities.17. Sam Brown: A view from MarsHamilton, W. D. and Brown, S. P. (2001): Autumn tree colours as a handicap signal18. Akira Sasaki: Tomato attractors on the wall of an abandoned churchSasaki, A; Hamilton, W. D. and Ubeda, F. (2002): Clone mixtures and a pacemaker: new facets of Red-Queen theory and ecology.19. Jeremy John: Because topics often fade: letters, essays, notes, digital manuscripts, and other unpublished works20. Alan Grafen: W. D. Hamilton.Index