William Donald Hamilton. 1 August 1936 — 7 March 2000

@article{Grafen2004WilliamDH,
  title={William Donald Hamilton. 1 August 1936 — 7 March 2000},
  author={A. Grafen},
  journal={Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  year={2004},
  pages={109 - 132}
}
  • A. Grafen
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
  • William Donald Hamilton was born in 1936 in Cairo to New Zealander parents, and was brought up for the most part in a rural and wooded part of Kent, England. He described his childhood as idyllic, full of freedom to roam, and of maternal inspiration and encouragement, and himself as a great burrower. He was fascinated by insects from an early age. A great–aunt gave him her insect collection, whose cases he used for his own (later rueing his discarding of the insects themselves), and also lent… CONTINUE READING
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