Praise for Volume 1: "...the tale of a solitary boy who wandered the roads of Kent in search of insects and grew up to wander the roads of modern evolutionary theory." --Natural History
"This book is the evolutionary biologist's Harry Potter: the long-awaited sequel to a captivating story of a young man with extraordinary powers."--Nature
About the Author
W. D. Hamilton
is one of the most influential biologists of the 20th century and is widely regarded as the most important theoretical innovator in the evolutionary study of behavior since Darwin. He is known throughout the world for his seminal work on social evolution (kin selection), sex ratio evolution and, more recently, for work on the involvement of parasites in sexual selection and on the evolutionary maintenance of sexuality. A Fellow of the Royal Society and a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Hamilton is a Royal Society Research Professor in the Zoology Department at Oxford University. His awards include the Albert Wander Foundation Prize (Switzerland, 1992), the Crafoord Prize (Sweden, 1993), and the Kyoto Prize (Japan, 1993).