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Understanding Catastrophe

Popular Science
Series: Darwin College Lectures Volume: 4
Edited By: J Bourriau
213 pages, 50 b/w photos, figs
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  • Understanding Catastrophe ISBN: 9780521032193 Paperback Nov 2006 Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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Broad-ranging study of the impact of catastrophic change on the development of life on earth - from supernovae to earthquakes, cyclones and epidemics.

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Introduction: understanding catastrophe Geoffrey Lloyd; 1. Supernovae and stellar catastrophe Robert P. Kirshner; 2. The extinction of the dinosaurs Walter Alvarez and Frank Asaro; 3. Darwin and catastrophism Martin Rudwick; 4. Evolution and catastrophe theory Christopher Zeeman; 5. Earthquakes Claudio Vita-Finzi; 6. Storms and cyclones Nicholas Cook; 7. Famine in history Peter Garnsey; 8. The case of consumption Roy Porter; Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; Index.

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Popular Science
Series: Darwin College Lectures Volume: 4
Edited By: J Bourriau
213 pages, 50 b/w photos, figs
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'... beautifully clear and arresting trains of thought ... decisive, often novel and aware of their own ironies.' Daily Telegraph
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