Mark Ridley: Editorial Preface List of contributors 1: Brian Sumida: Oku no Hosomichi: Roads to Hamilton's 'Wrightian' digital parasites in Geneland Sumida, B. H.; Houston, A. I.; McNamara, J. M. and Hamilton, W. D. (1990): Genetic algorithms and learning Sumida, B. H. & Hamilton, W. D. (1993): Both Wrightian and 'parasite' peak shifts enhance genetic algorithm performance in the travelling salesman problem 2: Richard Stouthamer: Manipulating microbe proceedings: Cytoplasmic bacteria that cause parthenogenesis Stouthamer, R.; Luck, R. F. & Hamilton, W. D. (1990): Antibiotics cause parthenogenetic Trichogramma (Hymenoptera/Trichogrammatidae) to revert to sex 3: Hamilton, W. D. (1991/2000): My intended burial and why 4: Laurence Hurst: Sex, sexes, and selfish elements Hurst, L. D. & Hamilton, W. D. (1992).: Cytoplasmic fusion and the nature of sexes Hurst, L. D.; Hamilton, W. D.; & Ladle, R. J. (1992): Covert sex 5: Hamilton, W. D. (1992): Recurrent viruses and theories of sex 6: Jeya Kathirithamby: Further homage to Santa Rosalia: Discovery at last of the elusive females of a species of Myrmecolacidae Kathirithamby, J. & Hamilton, W. D. (1992): More covert sex: the elusive females of Myrmecolacidae. Kathirithamby, J. & Hamilton, W. D. (1995): Exotic pests and parasites 7: Hamilton, W. D. (1993): Haploid dynamic polymorphism in a host with matching parasites: effects of mutation/subdivision, linkage, and patterns of selection 8: Hamilton, W. D. (1993): Inbreeding in Egypt and in this book: a childish perspective. 9: Hamilton, W. D. (1994): On first looking into a British Treasure (50 years and 80 volumes of New Naturalist Books) 10: Dieter Ebert: How to catch the Red Queen? Ebert, D. & Hamilton, W. D. (1996): Sex against virulence: the coevolution of parasitic diseases 11: Hamilton, W. D. (1996): Between Shoreham and Downe: seeking the key to natural beauty 12: Hamilton, W. D. (1996): Born slave to the Red Queen 13: Hamilton, W. D. (1996): Foreword to S. Turilazzi & M. J. West-Eberhard (eds.), 'Natural history and evolution of paper wasps' 14: Edward Hooper: Bill Hamilton's involvement with the OPV theory: 'medical science's most hated hypothesis' Hooper, E. & Hamilton, W. D. (1996): 1959 Manchester case of syndrome resembling AIDS W. D. Hamilton (1999): Foreword to Edward Hooper, 'The River' 15: Tim Lenton: Hamilton and Gaia Hamilton, W. D. (1995): Ecology in the large: Gaia and Genghis Khan Hamilton, W. D. & Lenton, T. M. (1998): Spora and Gaia: how microbes fly with their clouds Welsh, D. T.; Viaroli, P.; Hamilton, W. D. & Lenton, T. M. (1999): Is DSMP synthesis in Chlorophycean macro-algae linked to aerial dispersal? 16: Peter Henderson: Life, evolution, and development in the Amazonian floodplain Henderson, P. A.; Hamilton, W. D. & Crampton, W. G. R. (1998): Evolution and diversity in Amazonian floodplain communities. 17: Sam Brown: A view from Mars Hamilton, W. D. & Brown, S. P. (2001): Autumn tree colours as a handicap signal 18: Akira Sasaki: Tomato attractors on the wall of an abandoned church Sasaki, A; Hamilton, W. D. & Ubeda, F. (2002): Clone mixtures and a pacemaker: new facets of Red-Queen theory and ecology. 19: Jeremy John: Because topics often fade: letters, essays, notes, digital manuscripts, and other unpublished works 20: Alan Grafen: W. D. Hamilton. Index
W. D. Hamilton (1936-2000) was a Royal Society Research Professor in the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford. He is known throughout the world for his work on social evolution and sexual selection. He was a fellow of the Royal Society and a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr Mark Ridley is a Lecturer in the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford.
With Narrow Roads Volume 3, the editor and co-authors have ably complemented an orphaned autobiographic series, while simultaneously including relevant personal recollections. After these 'Last Words' of the closely involved, we now wait for the first independent Hamilton biography. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Vol.21 No.12.