Cambridge University Press
  • erschienen am 1. Juli 2010
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  • Softcover
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  • 226 Seiten
978-0-521-13195-7 (ISBN)
A multi-disciplinary overview, by leading authorities, of the influence of the work of Charles Darwin on arts, science and society.
  • Englisch
  • Cambridge
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  • Großbritannien
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • Broschur/Paperback
38 b/w illus.
  • Höhe: 244 mm
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  • Breite: 170 mm
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  • Dicke: 12 mm
  • 396 gr
978-0-521-13195-7 (9780521131957)
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.
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.
"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

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