The Chances of Death and Other Studies in Evolution...
Pearson, Karl.

London: Edsward Arnold, 1897. First edition. Photogravure frontispiece in each volume, plates, text illustrations. Spine ends lightly chipped, spines faded. Bookplates of American zoologist Charles Atwood Kofold (1865-1947) and of another owner from the 1950s in each volume. A good, tight copy. Publisher's gray-green cloth with gilt spine. Two volumes, octavo. ix, [3], 388; [4], 460 p (Item ID: 15934)

$650.00

Karl Pearson (1857-1936), who founded the first university statistics department at University College London, made a major contribution to the methodology of science in The Grammar of Science (1892), established the discipline of mathematical statistics, and was Francis Galton’s (1822-1911) leading disciple, applying statistics to the study of heredity and evolution. The Chances of Death and Other Studies in Evolution is an important collection of his early essays.

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