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Gillham, Nicholas W.

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Works: 16 works in 76 publications in 3 languages and 3,782 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Nicholas W Gillham
A life of Sir Francis Galton : from African exploration to the birth of Eugenics by Nicholas W Gillham( )

20 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Few scientists have made lasting contributions to as many fields as Francis Galton. He was an important African explorer, travel writer, and geographer. He was the meteorologist who discovered the anticyclone, a pioneer in using fingerprints to identify individuals, the inventor of regression and correlation analysis in statistics, and the founder of the eugenics movement. Now, Nicholas Gilham paints an engaging portrait of this Victorian polymath." "The book traces Galton's ancestry (he was the grandson of Erasmus Darwin and the cousin of Charles Darwin), upbringing, training as a medical apprentice, and experience as a Cambridge undergraduate. It recounts in colorful detail Galton's adventures as leader of his own expedition in Namibia. Darwin was always a strong influence on his cousin and a turning point in Galton's life was the publication of The Origin of Species. Thereafter, Galton devoted most of his life to human heredity, using then novel methods such as pedigree analysis and twin studies to argue that talent and character were inherited and that humans could be selectively bred to enhance these qualities. To this end, he founded the eugenics movement, which rapidly gained momentum early in the last century. After Galton's death, however, eugenics took a more sinister path, as in the United States, where by 1913 sixteen states had involuntary sterilization laws, and in Germany, where the goal of racial purity was pushed to its horrific limit in the "final solution." Galton himself, Gillham writes, would have been appalled by the extremes to which eugenics was carried."--Jacket
Genes, chromosomes, and disease : from simple traits, to complex traits, to personalized medicine by Nicholas W Gillham( Book )

13 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Organelle heredity by Nicholas W Gillham( Book )

10 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organelle genes and genomes by Nicholas W Gillham( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to microbiology by Robert G Krueger( Book )

10 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The triumph of the pedigree and the birth of eugenics : a life of Sir Francis Galton by Nicholas W Gillham( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genetics : what you need to know( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subspecies versus geographic variation in Caribbean populations of Anartia jatrophae Johansson (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae) by Nicholas W Gillham( Book )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to microbiology [by] Robert G. Krueger, Nicholas W. Gillham [and] Joseph H. Coggin, Jr by Robert G Krueger( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spontaneous and induced mutations to streptomycin resistance in Chlamydomonas Reinhardi by Nicholas W Gillham( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nymphalis vau-album (Schiffermuller & Denis), a holarctic species (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) by Nicholas W Gillham( Book )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Francis Galton : Entdecker, Statistiker, Psychologe und Erfinder der Eugenik (1822-1911) by Nicholas W Gillham( )

1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Genetics: What You Need to Know (Collection) by Karl Drlica( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The butterfly types of Henry Skinner and co-authors in the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea) by Nicholas W Gillham( Book )

1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Symbrenthia silana De Niceville, a good species (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) by Nicholas W Gillham( Book )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Genetic control of chloroplast proteins by Nicholas W Gillham( )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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A life of Sir Francis Galton : from African exploration to the birth of Eugenics The triumph of the pedigree and the birth of eugenics : a life of Sir Francis Galton
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Genes, chromosomes, and disease : from simple traits, to complex traits, to personalized medicineOrganelle genes and genomesThe triumph of the pedigree and the birth of eugenics : a life of Sir Francis Galton
Alternative Names
Gillham, Nicholas W.

Gillham, Nicholas W. 1932-

Gillham, Nicholas W. (Nicholas Wright), 1932-

Gillham, Nicholas Wright.

Gillham, Nicholas Wright 1932-

Wright Gillham, Nicholas 1932-

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