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Evolution: Society, Science and the Universe

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Series: Darwin College Lectures Volume: 9

Edited By: AC Fabian

179 pages, 2 b/w photos, 14 line illus

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Feb 1998 | #71105 | ISBN: 0521572088
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About this book

Cutting across boundaries of art and science, evolution is a fundamental process that has beguiled thinkers through the ages. Now Darwin's ideas pervade all manner of disciplines from sociology to cosmology. This collection draws together world renowned thinkers and communicators with their own intriguing insights. The breadth of interest ranges from Steve Gould on the evolution of evolution to Gillian Beer on the evolution of the novel.

'An appetising smorgasbord ! a pleasure to read.' Times Higher Education Supplement


Contents

Introduction Andrew C. Fabian; 1. On transmuting Boyle's law to Darwin's revolution Stephen Jay Gould; 2. The evolution of cellular development Lewis Wolpert; 3. The evolution of guns and germs Jared Diamond; 4. The evolution of London Richard Rogers; 5. The evolution of society Tim Ingold; 6. The evolution of the novel Gillian Beer; 7. The evolution of science Freeman Dyson; 8. The evolution of the universe Martin Rees; Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; Index.

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