Francis Galton, 1822-1922
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Published by Cambridge University Press in London .
Written in English


  • Galton, Francis, -- Sir, -- 1822-1911.,
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Statementby Karl Pearson.
SeriesQuestions of the day and of the fray / Dept. of Applied Statistics, University College, London -- no. 11, Questions of the day and of the fray -- no. 11
The Physical Object
Pagination23, [1] p., [1] leaf of plates (p. [24] advertisements) ;
Number of Pages24
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14665469M

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