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Gould, Stephen Jay

Overview
Works: 654 works in 1,903 publications in 8 languages and 75,547 library holdings
Genres: History  Popular works  Biography 
Roles: Narrator, Author of introduction, Editor, Interviewee, Other, Honoree, Commentator, Dedicatee
Classifications: QH366.2, 508
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by Stephen Jay Gould, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Stephen Jay Gould
The mismeasure of man by Stephen Jay Gould ( Book )
57 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 4,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the history and inherent flaws of the tests science has used to measure intelligence
Wonderful life : the Burgess Shale and the nature of history by Stephen Jay Gould ( Book )
43 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 3,454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explains why the diversity of the Burgess Shale is important in understanding our past and evolution
Dinosaur in a haystack : reflections in natural history by Stephen Jay Gould ( Book )
24 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 3,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Evolutionary biologist and paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould has perfected the art of the essay in this brilliant new collection. These thirty-four essays, most originally published in Natural History magazine, exemplify the keen insight with which Dr. Gould observes the natural world and convey the infectious enthusiasm for fossils and evolutionary theory that has made his books award-winning, national best-sellers. In his latest musings on evolution and other natural phenomena, Gould reveals the uncanny interconnections among distinctly human creations - museums, literature, music, politics, and culture - encompassing a delightfully, wide range of topics, from giant fossils, fads, and fungus to baseball, beeswax, and blaauwbocks, from a humanistic look at Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Erasmus Darwin's poetry to the fallacies of eugenics and creationism and the moral imperatives of thinking people to meet the ethical challenges that pseudo-science presents
Full house : the spread of excellence from Plato to Darwin by Stephen Jay Gould ( Book )
20 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Portuguese and held by 3,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a new view of scientific progress in which variety, and not complexity, is heralded as the true measure of excellence, illustrated by examples such as the disappearance of 0.400 hitting in baseball, and the absence of modern Mozarts
The panda's thumb : more reflections in natural history by Stephen Jay Gould ( Book )
23 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in English and held by 2,954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For better science students, this is a collection of 31 essays on natural history
Ever since Darwin : reflections in natural history by Stephen Jay Gould ( Book )
42 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in English and German and held by 2,879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides information on developments in evolutionary theory, discussing such topics as the Cambrian population explosion, Velikovsky's theories, and others
Hen's teeth and horse's toes by Stephen Jay Gould ( Book )
29 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 2,752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On cover: Further reflections in natural history
Bully for brontosaurus : reflections in natural history by Stephen Jay Gould ( Book )
31 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays from the author's column This view of life, published in Natural history
The structure of evolutionary theory by Stephen Jay Gould ( Book )
13 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"With attention to detail, Stephen Jay Gould first describes the content and discusses the history and origins of the three core commitments of classical Darwinism: that natural selection works on organisms, not genes or species; that it is almost exclusively the mechanism of adaptive evolutionary change; and that these changes are incremental, not drastic. Next, he examines the three critiques that currently challenge this classic Darwinian edifice: that selection operates on multiple levels, from the gene to the group; that evolution proceeds by a variety of mechanisms, not just natural selection; and that causes operating at broader scales, including catastrophes, have figured prominently in the course of evolution. Then, in a stunning tour de force that will likely stimulate discussion and debate for decades, Gould proposes his own system for integrating these classical commitments and contemporary critiques into a new structure of evolutionary thought." "In 2001 the Library of Congress named Stephen Jay Gould one of America's eighty-three Living Legends - people who embody the "quintessentially American ideal of individual creativity, conviction, dedication, and exuberance." Each of these qualities finds full expression in this peerless work, the likes of which the scientific world has not seen - and may not see again - for well over a century."--Jacket
The hedgehog, the fox, and the magister's pox : mending the gap between science and the humanities by Stephen Jay Gould ( Book )
23 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and French and held by 2,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stephen Jay Gould offers a surprising and nuanced study of the complex relationship between our two great ways of knowing: science and the humanities, twin realms of knowledge that have been divided against each other for far too long. To establish his two protagonists, Gould draws from a seventh century b.c. proverb attributed to the Greek soldier-poet Archilochus that said roughly, "The fox devises many strategies; the hedgehog knows one great and effective strategy." While emphatically rejecting any simplistic attempt to assign either science or the humanities to one or the other of these approaches to knowledge, Gould uses this ancient concept to demonstrate that neither strategy can work alone, but that these seeming opposites can be conjoined into a common enterprise of tremendous unity and power. In building his case, Gould shows why the common assumption of an inescapable conflict between science and the humanities (in which he includes religion) is false, mounts a spirited rebuttal to the ideas that his intellectual rival E.O. Wilson set forth in his book Consilience, and explains why the pursuit of knowledge must always operate upon the bedrock of nature's randomness. The hedgehog, the fox, and the magister's pox is a controversial discourse, rich with facts and observations gathered by one of the most erudite minds of our time
The flamingo's smile : reflections in natural history by Stephen Jay Gould ( Book )
13 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 2,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Evolutionary theory in the theme that binds together these essays on such seemingly disparate topics as the feeding habits of flamingos, flowers and snails that change from male to female and sometimes back again, and the extinction from baseball of the .400 hitter
Time's arrow, time's cycle : myth and metaphor in the discovery of geological time by Stephen Jay Gould ( Book )
24 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The lying stones of Marrakech : penultimate reflections in natural history by Stephen Jay Gould ( Book )
19 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 2,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays cover a wide range of topics, including the nature of fossils, evolution, and biodiversity
Eight little piggies : reflections in natural history by Stephen Jay Gould ( Book )
24 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 2,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contemplative essays speaking often of the importance of the unbroken connection of modern man and our ancestors
Leonardo's mountain of clams and the Diet of Worms : essays on natural history by Stephen Jay Gould ( Book )
22 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 2,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of essays by scientist Stephen Jay Gould about how humans learned to study and understand nature
Questioning the millennium : a rationalist's guide to a precisely arbitrary countdown by Stephen Jay Gould ( Book )
29 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 2,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A series of essays in which the author shares his interest and insights into the coming millenium, focusing on questions of calendrics, astronomy, and history
The Book of life by Stephen Jay Gould ( Book )
30 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 2,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Illustrations and text trace the history of evolution on Earth
I have landed : the end of a beginning in natural history by Stephen Jay Gould ( Book )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A final collection of essays from "Natural History" magazine includes writings on such subjects as Charles Darwin, the methods of science versus those of the humanistic disciplines, Nabokov's butterfly research, and the author's grandfather's arrival in America one hundred years ago
Rocks of ages : science and religion in the fullness of life by Stephen Jay Gould ( Book )
20 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gould sheds new light on a dilemma that has plagued thinking people since the Renaissance. Instead of choosing between science and religion, Gould asks, why not opt for a golden mean (which he calls NOMA, for non-overlapping magisteria) that accords dignity and distinction to each realm?
Ontogeny and phylogeny by Stephen Jay Gould ( Book )
25 editions published between 1977 and 2003 in English and held by 1,712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prospectus; The analogistic tradition from anaximander to bonnet; Transcendental origins, 1793-1860; Evolutionary triumph, 1859-1900; Pervasive influence; Decline, fall, and generalization; Heterochrony and paedomorphosis; Heterochrony and the parallel of ontogeny and phylogeny; The ecological and evolutionary significance of heterochrony; Progenesis and neoteny; Retardation and neoteny in human evolution
 
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Alternative Names
Gould, S. J.
Gould, S. J. 1941-2002
Gould, Stephan Jay 1941-2002
Gould, Stephen
Gould, Stephen J.
Gould, Stephen Jay
Guldŭ, Sŭtʻibŭn Jei
Jay Gould, Stephen
Jay Gould, Stephen 1941-2002
גולד, סטיבן ג׳יי
ستيفن جاي جولد، 1941-2002
グールド, スティーヴン J
グールド, スティーヴン・ジェイ
スティーヴン・J.グールド
Languages
English (568)
Spanish (6)
German (4)
French (3)
Italian (2)
Portuguese (1)
Russian (1)
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