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Preface ; Introduction ; 1. Growing up at Oaklea ; 2. Finding Life's Pattern ; 3. Schoolboy at Tonbridge ; 4. Fisher Found and Lost ; 5. The Struggle for Altruism ; 6. Altruism through the Looking Glass ; 7. Brazilian Break ; 8. Sex and Death ; 9. Challenges of Social Life ; 10. The Price Effect ; 11. Creativity in a Tight Spot ; 12. Priority Matters ; 13. When Leaving is Better than Staying ; 14. Encounters with Sociobiology ; 15. The Parasite Paradigm ; 16. Cooperation without Kinship ; 17. The Oxford Move ; 18. Defending the Queen ; 19. In Tune With Nature ; 20. Truth at any Price ; 21. Creative Strategies ; 22. Through a Glass Darkly ; 23. The Final Defiance ; 24. The Edge of Creativity ; Notes ; Glossary ; References ; Index

About the Author

Ullica Segerstrale is Professor of Sociology at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, and Chair of the Department of Social Sciences. She has published widely on the history and the sociology of science: her publications include Defenders of the truth: The battle for science in the sociobiology debate and beyond (Oxford, 2000), Beyond the science wars: The missing discourse about science and society (SUNY Press, 2000, as editor), and Nonverbal communication: Where nature meets culture (Erlbaum, 1997, as co-editor). Segerstrale holds a PhD in sociology from Harvard, a MA in communications from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MS in organic chemistry from the University of Helsinki. She is a Fulbright Fellow, a fellow of the Salzburg Seminar in American Studies, and the receipient of a Senior Researcher Grant from the Academy of Finland, Helsinki.

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Ullica Segerstrale... has produced an interesting and readable biography based on Hamilton's letters, published work and the testimonies of friends and family. It is detailed and uncompromising. * A. M. Mannion, The Biologist *

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