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Evolution
Society, Science and the Universe

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Andrew C. Fabian, Stephen Jay Gould, Lewis Wolpert, Jared Diamond, Richard Rogers, Tim Ingold, Richard Rogers, Tim Ingold, Gillian Beer, Freeman Dyson, Martin Rees
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  • Date Published: February 2011
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  • isbn: 9780511822704

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  • Cutting across boundaries of art and science, evolution is a fundamental process that has beguiled thinkers through the ages. This collection draws together world-renowned thinkers and communicators with their own intriguing insights. In these essays they offer a feast of dazzling thoughts and ideas to challenge and enthral the reader. Why and how do civilizations and societies change over time? Why do our cells develop the way they do? Why are some villages still villages while others have grown into vast cities? Can we learn from our evolutionary past to plan a better future for our health and society? Tracing a line from the history of biological evolution, through the evolution of cultures, society, science and the universe, Evolution brings together intriguing parallels from all levels of life. From the evolution of the developing embryo to the evolution of a developing star, common threads develop into a fascinating story.

    • Contributions from world-renowned writers and thinkers in the arts and sciences such as Stephen Jay Gould and Gillian Beer
    • Darwin is the new Marx: evolution is a very trendy topic
    • Looks beyond biology to culture and the universe
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    'An appetising smorgasbord … a pleasure to read.' The Times Higher Education Supplement

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    • Date Published: February 2011
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511822704
    • contains: 16 b/w illus.
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Andrew C. Fabian
    1. On transmuting Boyle's law to Darwin's revolution Stephen Jay Gould
    2. The evolution of cellular development Lewis Wolpert
    3. The evolution of guns and germs Jared Diamond
    4. The evolution of London Richard Rogers
    5. The evolution of society Tim Ingold
    6. The evolution of the novel Gillian Beer
    7. The evolution of science Freeman Dyson
    8. The evolution of the universe Martin Rees
    Notes on contributors
    Acknowledgements
    Index.

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    A. C. Fabian

    Contributors

    Andrew C. Fabian, Stephen Jay Gould, Lewis Wolpert, Jared Diamond, Richard Rogers, Tim Ingold, Richard Rogers, Tim Ingold, Gillian Beer, Freeman Dyson, Martin Rees

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