Hamilton, William Donald


William Donald Hamilton (1936–2001) was an evolutionist, theorist and field naturalist who explored the genetic relationship between close relatives.

Keywords: kin selection; Darwin; local mate competition

Further Reading

Hamilton WD (1996) Narrow Roads of Gene Land: The Collected Papers of W. D. Hamilton. New York, NY: WH Freeman/Spektrum.

Ruse M (1996) Monad to Man: The Concept of Progress in Evolutionary Biology. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Wilson EO (1994) Naturalist. Washington DC: Island Books/Shearwater Books.

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Ruse, Michael(Sep 2006) Hamilton, William Donald. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0006243]