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Darwin : Darwin College Lectures - William Brown


Darwin College Lectures

By: William Brown (Editor), Andy Fabian (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st July 2010
ISBN: 9780521131957
Number Of Pages: 226

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Charles Darwin can easily be considered one of the most influential scholars of his time. His thoughts, ideas, research and writings have had a far reaching impact and influence on modern thought in the arts, on society, and in science.

With contributions from leading scholars, this collection of essays explores how Darwin's work grew out of the ideas of his time, and how its influence spread to contemporary thinking about creationism, the limits of human evolution and the diversification of living species and their conservation.

A full account of the legacy of Darwin in contemporary scholarship and thought. With contributions from Janet Browne, Jim Secord, Rebecca Stott, Paul Seabright, Steve Jones, Sean Carroll, Craig Moritz and John Dupre.

This book derives from a highly successful series of public lectures, revised and illustrated for publication under the editorship of Professor William Brown and Professor Andrew Fabian of the University of Cambridge.

About the Authors

William Brown is the Master of Darwin College and Professor of Industrial Relations in the Economics Faculty at Cambridge University. He was previously Director of the ESRC's Industrial Relations Research Unit at the University of Warwick. His research has been concerned with collective bargaining, pay determination, incomes policy, payment systems, arbitration, minimum wages, and the impact of legislative change. His publications include Piecework Bargaining (1973), The Changing Contours of British Industrial Relations (1981), The Individualisation of Employment Contracts in Britain (1998) and The Evolution of the Modern Workplace (2009). He was a foundation member of the Low Pay Commission, which fixes the UK's National Minimum Wage and is now a member of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) Panel of Arbitrators, the Union Modernisation Fund Advisory Board. In 2002 he was awarded a CBE for services to employment relations.

Andrew Fabian is the Vice-Master of Darwin College and Royal Society Professor of Astronomy at the Institute of Astronomy in the University of Cambridge. His research interests centre on black holes and clusters of galaxies. He has organised several previous Darwin Lecture Series (Origins in 1986, Evolution in 1995 and Conflict, with Martin Jones, in 2005). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and was awarded an OBE in 2006.

"There is not a weak essay in the set, and the collection paints a surprisingly coherent picture of the breadth and diversity of Darwinian thought. The essays are appropriate for all readers; with an extremely reasonable list price, there is no reason that any library should be without it. Summing Up: Essential. All levels/libraries." R. Gilmour, Ithaca College, Choice Magazine "Darwin is accessible; contributions retain the vitality of the public address. As well as a comment on the history of Darwin and his work, Darwin is a notable record of how the author of Origin was commemorated at 200. Piers J. Hale, The Quarterly Review of Biology

List of contributorsp. ix
Introductionp. x
Darwin's intellectual development: biography, history and commemorationp. 1
Global Darwinp. 31
Darwin in the literary worldp. 58
Darwin and human societyp. 78
The evolution of Utopiap. 104
The making of the fittest: the DNA record of evolutionp. 121
Evolutionary biogeography and conservation on a rapidly changing planet: building on Darwin's visionp. 135
Postgenomic Darwinismp. 150
Notesp. 172
Referencesp. 179
Notes on contributorsp. 201
Indexp. 204
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ISBN: 9780521131957
ISBN-10: 0521131952
Series: Darwin College Lectures
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 226
Published: 1st July 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 17.323  x 1.041
Weight (kg): 0.449

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