Ever Since Darwin Reflections in Natural History

Ever Since Darwin, Stephen Jay Gould's first book, has sold more than a quarter of a million copies. Like all succeeding collections by this unique writer, it brings the art of the scientific essay to unparalleled heights.

Author: Stephen Jay Gould

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393340419

Category: Science

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More than any other modern scientists, Stephen Jay Gould has opened up to millions the wonders of evolutionary biology. His genius as an essayist lies in his unmatched ability to use his knowledge of the world, including popular culture, to illuminate the realm of science. Ever Since Darwin, Stephen Jay Gould's first book, has sold more than a quarter of a million copies. Like all succeeding collections by this unique writer, it brings the art of the scientific essay to unparalleled heights.
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Eight Little Piggies Reflections in Natural History

"There is no scientist today whose books I look forward to reading with greater anticipation of enjoyment and enlightenment than Stephen Jay Gould."—Martin Gardner Among scientists who write, no one illuminates as well as Stephen Jay ...

Author: Stephen Jay Gould

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393340846

Category: Nature

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"There is no scientist today whose books I look forward to reading with greater anticipation of enjoyment and enlightenment than Stephen Jay Gould."—Martin Gardner Among scientists who write, no one illuminates as well as Stephen Jay Gould doesthe wonderful workings of the natural world. Now in a new volume of collected essays—his sixth since Ever Since Darwin—Gould speaks of the importance of unbroken connections within our own lives and to our ancestralgenerations. Along with way, he opens to us the mysteries of fish tails, frog calls, and other matters, and shows once and for all why we must take notice when a seemingly insignificant creature is threatened, like the land snail Partula from Moorea, whose extinction he movingly relates.
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I Have Landed

Here is bestselling scientist Stephen Jay Gould's tenth and final collection based on his remarkable series for Natural History magazine--exactly 300 consecutive essays, with never a month missed, published from 1974 to 2001.

Author: Stephen Jay Gould

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674061620

Category: Science

Page: 418

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As always in his popular writing, Gould conveys the ideas that science professionals exchange among themselves, minus only the technical jargon. In the title essay, he details his grandfather's journey from Hungary to America, and in a moving epilogue that has been hailed as a powerful testament, Gould writes about September 11.
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The Richness of Life

Collects forty-four key segments from the late paleontologist and evolutionary biologist's books, papers, and essays, in a collection that includes an assortment of previously unpublished articles and speeches.

Author: Stephen Jay Gould

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393064980

Category: Science

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Collects forty-four key segments from the late paleontologist and evolutionary biologist's books, papers, and essays, in a collection that includes an assortment of previously unpublished articles and speeches.
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Stephen Jay Gould

Darwin and the Captain. Natural History 85(1): 32–34. (Reprinted [as “Darwin's
sea change, or five years at the Captain's table”] in Ever since Darwin [1977 f].
New York: W. W. Norton, 28–33.) 1976k. Human babies as embryos. Natural
History ...

Author: Patricia Kelley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199706492

Category: Science

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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 areas of Gould's intellectual life by the people who knew and understood him best: former students and prominent close collaborators. Mostly a critical assessment of his legacy, the chapters are not technical contributions but rather offer a combination of intellectual bibliography, personal memoir, and reflection on Gould's diverse scientific achievements. The work includes the most complete bibliography of his writings to date and offers a multi-dimensional view of Gould's life-work not to be found in any other volume.
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The Panda s Thumb

Essays exploring the nature of evolution

Author: Stephen Jay Gould

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ISBN: 0140134808

Category: Evolution

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Essays exploring the nature of evolution
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Full House

Gould shows why a more accurate way of understanding our world is to look at a given subject within its own context, to see it as a part of a spectrum of variation and then to reconceptualize trends as expansion or contraction of this ...

Author: Stephen Jay Gould

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674061613

Category: Science

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Gould shows why a more accurate way of understanding our world is to look at a given subject within its own context, to see it as a part of a spectrum of variation and then to reconceptualize trends as expansion or contraction of this “full house” of variation, and not as the progress or degeneration of an average value, or single thing.
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Darwin s Legacy

Ever since Darwin there has been a concern about the gaps in the fossil record.
Much of this record appears to consist of long periods during which quite
constant forms are encountered, followed by sudden breaks, after which
substantially ...

Author: John Dupré

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199284214

Category: Science

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Charles Darwin transformed our understanding of the universe and our place in it with his development of the theory of evolution. 150 years later, we are still puzzling over the implications. John Dupre presents a lucid, witty introduction to evolution and what it means for our view ofhumanity, the natural world, and religion. He explains the right and the wrong ways to understand evolution: in the latter category fall most of the claims of evolutionary psychology, of which Dupre gives a withering critique. He shows why the theory of evolution is one of the most importantscientific ideas of all time, but makes clear that it can't explain everything - contrary to widespread popular belief, it has very little to tell us about the details of human nature and human behaviour, such as language, culture, and sexuality.Darwin's Legacy clears a path through the confusion and controversy surrounding evolution; anyone who is interested in understanding what the theory of evolution can and can't do will find this a compelling and enjoyable introduction.
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The Lying Stones of Marrakech

In this work of twenty-three essays, selected by "Booklist as one of the top ten science and technology books of 2000, Gould covers topics as diverse as episodes in the birth of paleontology to lessons from Britain's four greatest Victorian ...

Author: Stephen Jay Gould

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674061675

Category: Science

Page: 371

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A popular essayist offers his perspective on natural history and the people who have tried to decipher it in this collection of essays on topics from fake fossils to vanishing planets. Photos.
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New Scientist

Palaeontologists ever since Darwin have been searching (largely in vain) for the
sequences of insensibly graded series of fossils that would stand as examples of
the sort of wholesale transformation of species that Darwin envisioned as the ...

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New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.
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The Flamingo s Smile

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 ...

Author: Stephen Jay Gould

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393303756

Category: Nature

Page: 476

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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
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Darwin s Legacy

Essays examine the accomplishments of Charles Darwin, his theory of evolution, and his impact on society and science

Author: Nobel Conference 1982 (Gustavus Adolphus College)

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: UCSC:32106007237305

Category: Science

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Essays examine the accomplishments of Charles Darwin, his theory of evolution, and his impact on society and science
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What Darwin Began

Gould , Stephen J. Ever Since Darwin . New York : W. W. Norton , 1977 . " Is a
New and General Theory of Evolution Emerging ? ” Paleobiology 6 ( 1980a ) :
119-130 . .The Panda's Thumb . New York : W. W. Norton , 1980b . Greenway ,
J. C. ...

Author: Laurie R. Godfrey

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UCSD:31822002098408

Category: Science

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Bully for Brontosaurus

Author: Stephen Jay Gould

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132766705

Category: Science

Page: 540

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Essays from the author's column This view of life, published in Natural history.
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Evolution

Contributors are key experts on evolution and extraterrestrial life. Written at an easily understandable level, this book is accessible as well as entertaining to the general reader, high school, and college student.

Author: Symposium Evolution! Facts and Fallacies

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0126288607

Category: Science

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The proceedings of the March 1997 symposium on Evolution! Facts and Fallacies are published in this short, accessible, and profusely-illustrated text. When Darwin originated his concept of descent with modification by means of natural selection, evolution became the instant focus of uncertainty and debate. In Evolution! noted experts sort facts from fallacies by answering questions most often asked of Darwin's grand theory. Interwoven throughout is the broad theme of how science is done and the answer to the most crucial question of all: How can we be sure that science will uncover the truth? Contributors are key experts on evolution and extraterrestrial life. Written at an easily understandable level, this book is accessible as well as entertaining to the general reader, high school, and college student.
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European Intellectual History Since 1789

Darwin and Darwinism : The fullest biography is Darwin : The Life of a Tormented
Evolutionist , by Adrian Desmond ... Stephen J. Gould , Ever Since Darwin ( 1977
) and The Panda's Thumb ( 1980 ) ; Bryan Leith , The Descent of Darwin : A ...

Author: Roland N. Stromberg

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: STANFORD:36105017415311

Category: History

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For courses in European Intellectual History. An exploration of the major issues in thought -- from the French Revolution to Structuralism and beyond.
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Adam s Navel

Author: Stephen Jay Gould

Publisher:

ISBN: 0146000471

Category: Evolution (Biology)

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Canadian Geographic

Darwin's American Pitbull Peripatetic Stephen Jay Gould explores scientific
oddities along evolutionary lines REVIEWS These ... His first collection , Ever
Since Darwin ( 1977 ) , contained essays on the Irish elk ( a fossil ancestor of the
deer ) ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105017964185

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