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Francis Galton as a Literary and Scientific Stylist

Fancher, Raymond E. (1990) Francis Galton as a Literary and Scientific Stylist. In Proceedings Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

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Abstract

In his childhood and youth Francis Galton was encouraged by his family to take on a role as "intellectual entertainer." Some of this seems to have carried over into maturity, as much of his most serious scientific writing was directed at a broad audience, and was notable for its readability and often entertaining style.

EPrint Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:Galton, scientific writing
Subjects:History > Biography
Psychology > Eugenics
Psychology > Genetics
ID Code:129
Deposited By:Fancher, Raymond
Deposited On:14 December 2002