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.
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.
Holbach is best known for The System of Nature (1770) and deservedly, since it is a clear and reasonably systematic exposition of his main ideas. His initial position determines all the rest of his argument. "There is not, there can be nothing out of that Nature which includes all beings." Conceiving of nature as strictly limited to matter and motion, both of which have always existed, he flatly...
Wade, a longtime journalist covering genetic advances for The New York Times, draws widely on the work of scientists who have made crucial breakthroughs in establishing the reality of recent human evolution. The most provocative claims in this book involve the genetic basis of human social habits. What we might call middle class social traits-thrift, docility, nonviolence, have been slowly but...
Oxygen is the engine of life and evolution. This book explores the impact that oxygen has had on Earth, tracing the history of life from the very beginning. It explains the rise of animals and plants, the origin of two sexes, and the evolution of ageing and death.
"How scientists are closer than ever to not only uncovering the mystery of how life was created, but to replicating that moment Within the first billion years after this planet formed, a spark of life spontaneously ignited, turning inanimate chemicals into what we now would recognize as a living thing: a cell. Four billion years later, science has catalogued more than a million species. Science...
How Children Succeed: by Paul Tough | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review How Children Succeed by Paul Tough is a journalistic review of the most recent research connecting success in adulthood with character development in childhood, and the programs that use character to motivate and teach low-performing children to become high achievers. Most school curricula and measures of future...
Sapiens: by Yuval Noah Harari | Key Takeaways, Analysis & ReviewSapiens by Yuval Noah Harari is a multifaceted review and analysis of the current understanding of human evolution and the forces behind major historical developments, beginning with the Neanderthals and other Homo species to Homo sapiens, leading up to the present day, and projecting what might happen in the...
What's so special about music? We experience it internally, yet at the same time it is highly social. Music engages our cognitive/affective and sensory systems. We use music to communicate with one another--and even with other species--the things that we cannot express through language. Music is both ancient and ever evolving. Without music, our world is missing something essential....
With detractors ranging from paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould to modern-day creationists and advocates of intelligent design, Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919) is better known as a divisive figure than as a pioneering biologist. This biography rehabilitates Haeckel - focusing on his science and art. It also gives an account of Haeckel's eventful life.
Locating itself on the cusp of film theory, film-philosophy and cognitive approaches to cinema, Supercinema looks at the relationship between the spectator and film that utilizes digital technology to maximum, 'supercinematic' effect.
This comprehensive and widely respected survey of the literature on gangs and gang activities in America includes theoretical perspectives on why gangs exist, gang typologies, descriptions of gang activities, and various intervention strategies for dealing with gangs.
Offers a comprehensive view of the star system in 1950s Hollywood, the emergence of ""method"" acting, and in-depth discussions of the decade's major stars, including Montgomery Clift, Judy Holliday, Jerry Lewis, James Mason, Marilyn Monroe and Kim Novak.
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