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A life of Sir Francis Galton : from African exploration to the birth of eugenics / Nicholas Wright Gillham; Gillham, Nicholas W; New York : Oxford University Press, c2001; Includes original dust jacket.;""Includes bibliographical references (pages 390-397) and index"";""Prologue: Francis Galton in perspective -- I. Antecedents and beginnings. An enviable pedigree -- Metamorphosis: from birth to medical school -- A poll degree from Cambridge -- Drifting -- II. Geography and exploration. South Africa -- Making peace with Jonker Afrikaner -- Expedition to Ovampoland -- Fame and marriage -- Riding high with the Royal Geographical Society: The great lakes of Africa -- Riding high with the Royal Geographical Society: Stanley faces off with the geographers -- Weather maps and the anticyclone -- III. The triumph of the pedigree. Hereditary talent and character -- Gemmules

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