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Stephen Jay Gould : reflections on his view of life

Author: Warren D Allmon; Patricia H Kelley; Robert M Ross
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Considered by many during his lifetime as the most well-known scientist in the world, Stephen Jay Gould left an enormous and influential body of work. A Harvard professor of paleontology, evolutionary biology, and the history of science, Gould provided major insights into our understanding of the history of life. He helped to reinvigorate paleontology, launch macroevolution on a new course, and provide a context in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Stephen Jay Gould.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008010562
Named Person: Stephen Jay Gould; Stephen Jay Gould
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Warren D Allmon; Patricia H Kelley; Robert M Ross
ISBN: 0199706492 9780199706495 9780195373202 0195373200
OCLC Number: 294759387
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 400 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The structure of Gould : happenstance, humanism, history, and the unity of his view of life / Warren D. Allmon --
Diversity in the fossil record and Stephen Jay Gould's evolving view of the history of life / Richard K. Bambach --
The legacy of punctuated equilibrium / Dana H. Geary --
A tree grows in Queens : Stephen Jay Gould and ecology / Warren D. Allmon, Paul J. Morris, and Linda C. Ivany --
Stephen Jay Gould's winnowing fork : science, religion, and creationism / Patricia H. Kelley --
Top-tier : Stephen Jay Gould and mass extinctions / David C. Kendrick --
Stephen Jay Gould --
what does it mean to be a radical? / Richard C. Lewontin and Richard Levins --
Evolutionary theory and the social uses of biology / Philip Kitcher --
Stephen Jay Gould's evolving, hierarchical thoughts on stasis / Bruce S. Lieberman --
Stephen Jay Gould : the scientist as educator / Robert M. Ross --
Stephen Jay Gould : remembering a geologist / Jill S. Schneiderman --
Gould's odyssey : form may follow function, or former function, and all species are equal (especially bacteria), but history is trumps / R.D.K. Thomas --
The tree of life : Stephen Jay Gould's contributions to systematics / Margaret M. Yacobucci --
Genetics and development : good as Gould / Robert L. Dorit --
Bibliography : Stephen Jay Gould / compiled by Warren D. Allmon.
Responsibility: edited by Warren D. Allmon, Patricia H. Kelley, Robert M. Ross.

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Considered by many during his lifetime as the most well-known scientist in the world, Stephen Jay Gould left an enormous and influential body of work. A Harvard professor of paleontology, evolutionary biology, and the history of science, Gould provided major insights into our understanding of the history of life. He helped to reinvigorate paleontology, launch macroevolution on a new course, and provide a context in which the biological developmental stages of an organism's embryonic growth could be integrated into an understanding of evolution. This book is a set of reflections on the many are.

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A dozen or more of Gould's ex-students assess his science, standing and personality, six years after his untimely death. He emerges as a genius of sorts, but - appropriately for his geologist Read more...

 
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