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Galton, Francis 1822-1911

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Works: 1,871 works in 2,991 publications in 1 language and 20,231 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Identification guides  Classification  Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals  Genealogy  Bibliography 
Subject Headings: Geneticists 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler, Owner
Classifications: BF418, B
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Most widely held works by Francis Galton
Hereditary genius; an inquiry into its laws and consequences by Francis Galton( Book )

171 editions published between 1869 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the greatest names in Victorian science, Francis Galton has been all but forgotten in the popular culture, but his work on philosophy of genetics and the inheritablitity of human characteristics broke new ground in the late 19th centruy. With this 1869 book (along with his 1889 work Natural Inheritance), he founded an entirely new scientific discipline, one that approached human biology with a systematic rigor as he explored the degree of "eminence" among British men and determined that intelligence and accomplishment were inheritable. Though some of Galton's work has been dismissed because of its causal connection to the deplorable applications of eugenics programs in the 20th century, this remains an important work in the history of biological science. -- publisher's description
Inquiries into human faculty and its development by Francis Galton( Book )

113 editions published between 1883 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The word Eugenics first appears in this book. Also, in this book, Galton shows mathematically "the results of his experiments on the relations between the powers of visual imagery and of abstract thought"
Finger prints by Francis Galton( Book )

40 editions published between 1892 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although Galton was not the first to propose the use of fingerprints for identification (Sir William Herschel had used them in India for this purpose) he was the first to place their study on a scientific basis and so lay the groundwork for their use in criminal cases. He was able to collect a large sample of prints through his Anthropological laboratories, eventually amassing over 8,000 sets. His study of minutiae in prints provided the foundation for meaningful comparison of different prints, and he was able to construct a statistical proof of the uniqueness, by minutiae, of individual prints. Galton also provided the first workable fingerprint classification system, which was later adapted by E.R. Henry for practical use in police forces and other bureaucratic settings. Most of all, Galton's extensive popular advocacy of the use of prints helped to convince a skeptical public that they could be used reliably for identification
English men of science: their nature and nurture by Francis Galton( Book )

47 editions published between 1847 and 2013 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural inheritance by Francis Galton( Book )

40 editions published between 1889 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book the first statistical study of biological variation and inheritance is represented. Galton used statistical methods and propounded a "law of filial regression"
The art of travel, or, Shifts and contrivances available in wild countries by Francis Galton( Book )

48 editions published between 1855 and 2016 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of an explorer in tropical South Africa : being an account of a visit to Damaraland in 1851 by Francis Galton( Book )

43 editions published between 1851 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For thousands of years men have believed in the benefits resulting from worthy parentage and the detrimental effects of evil ancestry; but it remained for the present century to produce an original thinker sufficiently capable and persevering to work out the subject of Human Heredity in its various branches, after Charles Darwin had illuminated the question of the progressive improvement and gradual transformation of species by natural selection. And fitly enough, it was a first cousin of Charles Darwin who took up this task, after having attained the front rank as a scientific traveller by his journey in South Africa, the record of which is here for the first time made accessible to the general public"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Essays in eugenics by Francis Galton( Book )

32 editions published between 1905 and 2013 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francis Galton's Art of travel (1872). A reprint of The art of travel; or, Shifts and contrivances available in wild countries by Francis Galton( Book )

8 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Supplementary chapter to 'Finger prints' : decipherment of blurred finger prints by Francis Galton( Book )

9 editions published between 1893 and 1968 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The narrative of an explorer in tropical South Africa by Francis Galton( Book )

25 editions published between 1853 and 2013 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noteworthy families (modern science) an index to kinships in near degrees between persons whose achievements are honourable, and have been publicly recorded by Francis Galton( Book )

9 editions published between 1900 and 1906 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of rough travel : from the peculiar to the practical : advice from a 19th century explorer by Francis Galton( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vacation tourists and notes of travel in 1860 [1861], [1862-3] by Francis Galton( Book )

in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Francis Galton, FRS : the legacy of his ideas : proceedings of the Twenty-eighth Annual Symposium of the Galton Institute, London, 1991 by England) Galton Institute (London( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fingerprint directories by Francis Galton( Book )

9 editions published between 1895 and 2015 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Record of family faculties, consisting of tabular forms and directions for entering data, with an explanatory preface by Francis Galton( Book )

7 editions published in 1884 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memories of my life by Francis Galton( Book )

28 editions published between 1853 and 2016 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical information on explorer, hereditarian, statistician, and psychologist Sir Francis Galton. Includes full text of many of Galton's works
Vacation tourists and notes of travel in 1861 by Francis Galton( Book )

6 editions published in 1862 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life history album by Francis Galton( Book )

4 editions published between 1884 and 2010 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The art of rough travel : from the peculiar to the practical : advice from a 19th century explorer
Alternative Names
Francis Galton

Francis Galton angielski antropolog i przyrodnik

Francis Galton anthropologue, explorateur, géographe, inventeur, météorologue, proto-généticien, psychométricien et statisticien

Francis Galton britischer Naturforscher und Schriftsteller

Francis Galton Brits wiskundige

Francis Galton esploratore, antropologo e climatologo britannico

Francis Galton jr British polymath: geographer, statistician, pioneer in eugenics

Franciscus Galton

Frānsiss Galtons

Galton, F. 1822-1911

Galton Francis

Galton, Francis 1822-1911 Sir

Galton, Francis, Sir, 1822-1911

Gal'ton, Frènsis.

Galton Sir Francis

Sir Francis Galton

Гальтон

Франсис Галтон

Френсис Галтон

Френсис Галтън

Френсіс Гальтон

Фрэнсис Гальтон английский исследователь, географ, антрополог и психолог

Фрэнсіс Гальтан

פרנסיס גולטון

פרנסיס גולטון סופר בריטי

فرانسيس جالتون

فرانسيس غالتون

فرانسیس گالتون

फ्रान्सिस् गाल्टन्

프랜시스 골턴

ゴルトン, サー・フランシス

フランシス・ゴルトン

弗朗西斯·高尔顿

法蘭西斯·高爾頓

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Inquiries into human faculty and its developmentFinger printsThe art of travel, or, Shifts and contrivances available in wild countriesEssays in eugenicsThe narrative of an explorer in tropical South AfricaThe art of rough travel : from the peculiar to the practical : advice from a 19th century explorerExtreme measures : the dark visions and bright ideas of Francis Galton