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Galton, Francis 1822-1911

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Works: 1,884 works in 3,031 publications in 1 language and 20,548 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Identification guides  Classification  Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals  Genealogy  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler, ed
Classifications: BF418, B
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Hereditary genius; an inquiry into its laws and consequences by Francis Galton( Book )

178 editions published between 1868 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,815 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 )

120 editions published between 1883 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,332 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 )

41 editions published between 1892 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 782 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 )

48 editions published between 1847 and 2013 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural inheritance by Francis Galton( Book )

42 editions published between 1889 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 487 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 narrative of an explorer in tropical South Africa by Francis Galton( Book )

69 editions published between 1851 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 326 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)
The art of travel, or, Shifts and contrivances available in wild countries by Francis Galton( Book )

50 editions published between 1855 and 2016 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in eugenics by Francis Galton( Book )

33 editions published between 1905 and 2017 in English and held by 214 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 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1893 and 1968 in English and held by 112 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 )

8 editions published in 1906 in English and held by 101 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 89 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 83 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 )

27 editions published between 1853 and 2016 in English and held by 49 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 )

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

Life history album; tables and charts for recording the development of body and mind from childhood upwards, with introductory remarks by Francis Galton( Book )

14 editions published between 1874 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Album is intended for the use of persons of any age, however advanced, who may be inclined to begin to use it. They would have to supply records of past years as they best could, partly from their own memories and notes, partly from those of others, and thenceforward to keep the register up to date. Though their books would be incompletely filled, they would be of considerable interest, and certainly very much better than no record at all. Any one of them might serve as groundwork for an autobiography. This book is, however, especially suitable as a present in readiness for infants expected to be born, or for very young children, with the understanding that it should remain in charge of the parents for many years, who would make the necessary entries during that time. As soon as the child had grown old enough to appreciate its importance and to take charge of it, it would be handed over to him or her. In fulfilment of this two-fold purpose the Album contains tables suitable for every year from birth to extreme old age. It is possible in some few cases that the same book may be used as a register during the whole of a lifetime, because a fraction of the population--small relatively, but considerable in absolute numbers--are naturally disposed to register events methodically. Some of these may continue to make records to the end of their lives in the very same Album that their parents had initiated for them. The merit claimed for this Album is that it presents whatever it contains in an orderly fashion, and that while it affords space enough for essentials, it discourages prolixity. The Medical History and the Anthropometric Observations taken together, will supply a complete biological history up to date, which might frequently become an invaluable guide in determining future conduct. By turning over the pages of the book the main landmarks of the owner's past life will successively come under review in their true sequence and in their just proportions. His chief hereditary predispositions can be seen at a single opening of its pages 12, 13. The trials that his constitution may have undergone, through illness or over-fatigue of mind or body, are duly recorded, and their after effects as well. The good or bad influences of change in habit, diet, residence, and so forth, may be traced out. The progress of development, with its occasional arrests, is clearly pictured in the Charts of weight and stature. While the entries are proceeding, the insidious approach of preventable maladies may be detected and thwarted"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
 
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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 anglický vědec

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

Francis Galton britischer Naturforscher und Schriftsteller

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

Francis Galton Brits wiskundige

Francis Galton esploratore, antropologo e climatologo britannico

Franciscus Galton

Frānsiss Galtons

Frānsiss Goltons

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

ಫ್ರಾನ್ಸಿಸ್ ಗಾಲ್ಟನ್ ಬ್ರಿಟಿಷ್ ಪಾಲಿಮಾತ್: ಭೂಗೋಳಶಾಸ್ತ್ರಜ್ಞ, ಸಂಖ್ಯಾಶಾಸ್ತ್ರಜ್ಞ, ಸುಜನನಶಾಸ್ತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರವರ್ತಕ

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 narrative of an explorer in tropical South AfricaThe art of travel, or, Shifts and contrivances available in wild countriesEssays in eugenicsThe 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