Thursday, February 19, 2009

Galton Bibliography

I came across a link today to a full linked bibliography for Francis Galton. Some illustrative titles include "Gregariousness in Cattle and Men"; 'the measure of fidget" (a way of figuring out if your talk is going well!); "on head growth among students at the University of Cambridge"; "arithmetic by smell" and so on. Really nice resource.

Galton appears as a controversial figure in some later debates about nature and nurture as well as a heroic figure in several fields involving measurement and analysis (including being widely credited with the development of regression analysis).

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