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
Professor of Ancient Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge;
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
Professor of History, University of California, San Diego
- 4 Evolution and catastrophe theory
Gresham Professor of Geometry, University of Oxford
- 5 Earthquakes
Reader, Department of Geological Sciences, University College London
- 6 Storms and cyclones
Director, Geotechnics and Structures Group, Buildings Research Establishment
- 7 Famine in history
Reader in Ancient History, University of Cambridge
- 8 The case of consumption
Senior Lecturer, Wellcome Institute for History of Medicine, London