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    DescriptionCharles 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.

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    Authors and contributors
    Edited by William Brown, Edited by Andy Fabian
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 226
    Width: 180 mm
    Height: 251 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521131957
    ISBN 10: 0521131952

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    BIC subject category V2: PDX
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    BIC subject category V2: PSAJ
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
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    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T General Subject: 710
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26730
    DC22: 576.82
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: SCI027000
    DC22: 576.82092, 576.8/2092
    LC classification: QH366.2 .D34184 2010
    Thema V1.0: PSAJ
    Illustrations note
    38 b/w illus.
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    16 August 2010
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    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.
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    "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
    Table of contents
    1. Darwin's intellectual development: biography, history, and commemoration Janet Browne; 2. Global Darwin James A. Secord; 3. Darwin in the literary world Rebecca Stott; 4. Darwin and human society Paul Seabright; 5. The evolution of utopia Steve Jones; 6. The making of the fittest: the DNA record of evolution Sean B. Carroll; 7. Evolutionary biogeography and conservation on a rapidly changing planet: building on Darwin's vision Craig Moritz and Ana Carolina Carnaval; 8. Postgenomic Darwinism John Dupre.