Edited by Janine Bourriau
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992, pp. 213.
ISBN: 0521-41324-9 hardback.
Available from CUP online. Discounted copies, available to Darwin College members only, may be
ordered from the Master's Secretary.
This volume contains revised versions of the lectures given in
1990 in the fifth annual series of Darwin College Lectures.
It has been translated into Italian as Le Catastrofi,
published by Edizione Dedalo, Bari.
- Introduction: Understanding catastrophe
- Geoffrey Lloyd
Professor of Ancient Philosophy of Science, University of
Master of Darwin College
- 1 Supernovae and stellar catastrophe
- Robert P. Kirshner
Professor of Astronomy, Harvard University
- 2 The extinction of the dinosaurs
- Walter Alvarez and Frank Asaro
Professor of Geology, University of California, Berkeley;
Director, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
- 3 Darwin and catastrophism
- Martin Rudwick
Professor of History, University of California, San Diego
- 4 Evolution and catastrophe theory
- Christopher Zeeman
Gresham Professor of Geometry, University of Oxford
- 5 Earthquakes
- Claudia Vita-Finzi
Reader, Department of Geological Sciences, University College
- 6 Storms and cyclones
- Nicholas Cook
Director, Geotechnics and Structures Group, Buildings Research
- 7 Famine in history
- Peter Garnsey
Reader in Ancient History, University of Cambridge
- 8 The case of consumption
- Roy Porter
Senior Lecturer, Wellcome Institute for History of Medicine,