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Stephen J. Gould : the scientific legacy

Author: Gian Antonio Danieli; Alessandro Minelli; Telmo Pievani
Publisher: Milan : Springer, 2013.
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Stephen J. Gould's greatest contribution to science is a revised version of the theory of evolution which offers today a useful framework for understanding progress in many evolutionary fields. His intuitions about the conjunction of evolution and development, the role of ecological factors in speciation, the multi-level interpretation of the units of selection, and the interplay between functional pressures and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Named Person: Stephen Jay Gould; Stephen Jay Gould; Stephen Jay Gould
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gian Antonio Danieli; Alessandro Minelli; Telmo Pievani
ISBN: 9788847054240 8847054249
OCLC Number: 856579035
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 208 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Part I: Evolutionary Theory. Stephen J. Gould in the 1960s and 1970s, and the Origin of "Punctuated Equilibria" / Niles Eldredge --
Stephen J. Gould and Adaptation: San Marco 33 Years Later / Elisabeth A. Lloyd --
Kinds of Pluralism: Stephen J. Gould and the Future of Evolutionary Theory / Telmo Pievani --
Part II: Genome and Development. Molecules and Macroevolution: A Gouldian View of the Genome / T. Ryan Gregory --
Individuals, Hierarchies and the Levels of Selection: A Chapter in Stephen J. Gould's Evolutionary Theory / Alessandro Minelli --
Beyond Spandrels: Stephen J. Gould, EvoDevo, and the Extended Synthesis / Gerd B. Müller --
Biological Complexity and Punctuated Equilibria / Marcello Buiatti --
Part III: The Anthropological Legacy. Stephen J. Gould's Intellectual Legacy to Anthropology / Ian Tattersall --
Mismeasuring Man Thirty Years Later / Guido Barbujani --
Affect Bursts as Evolutionary Precursors of Speech and Music / Klaus R. Scherer --
Darwin's Theory of Music, Rhetoric and Poetry / Winfried Menninghaus --
Part IV: Stephen J. Gould and Human Sciences. Beyond (and Without) the Invisible Hand. Conceptual Shifts Between Economics and the Theory of Evolution / Andrea Cavazzini --
Stephen J. Gould, Between Humanism and Anti-humanism. Neoteny, Exaptation and Human Sciences / Alberto Gualandi.
Responsibility: Gian Antonio Danieli, Alessandro Minelli, Telmo Pievani, editors.
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Ten years after his death, this book appraises the cultural legacy of Stephen J. Gould, one of the world's greatest writers in the life sciences. Covers Gould's contribution to evolutionary theory  Read more...

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