9780521131957

Darwin

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521131957

  • ISBN10:

    0521131952

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-08-16
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Summary

Charles 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 Dupr_. 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.

Table of Contents

List of contributorsp. ix
Introductionp. x
Darwin's intellectual development: biography, history and commemorationp. 1
Global Darwinp. 31
Darwin in the literary worldp. 58
Darwin and human societyp. 78
The evolution of Utopiap. 104
The making of the fittest: the DNA record of evolutionp. 121
Evolutionary biogeography and conservation on a rapidly changing planet: building on Darwin's visionp. 135
Postgenomic Darwinismp. 150
Notesp. 172
Referencesp. 179
Notes on contributorsp. 201
Indexp. 204
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