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Thomson, Keith Stewart

Works: 117 works in 282 publications in 4 languages and 20,218 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Popular works  Pictorial works  Field guides  Travel writing  Personal narratives  Handbooks and manuals  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: QL605, 596
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Most widely held works about Keith Stewart Thomson
Most widely held works by Keith Stewart Thomson
The religion and science debate : why does it continue? by Harold W Attridge( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighty-one years after America witnessed the Scopes trial over the teaching of evolution in public schools, the debate between science and religion continues. In this book scholars from a variety of disciplines - sociology, history, science, and theology - provide new insights into the contemporary dialogue as well as some perspective suggestions for delineating the responsibilities of both the scientific and religious spheres. Why does the tension between science and religion continue? How have those tensions changed during the past one hundred years? How have those tensions impacted the public debate about so-called "intelligent design" as a scientific alternative to evolution? With wit and wisdom the authors address the conflict from its philosophical roots to its manifestations within American culture. In doing so, they take an important step toward creating a society that reconciles scientific inquiry with the human spirit. This book, which marks the one hundredth anniversary of The Terry Lecture Series, offers a unique perspective for anyone interested in the debate between science and religion in America
The legacy of the Mastodon : the golden age of fossils in America by Keith Stewart Thomson( )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The uncovering in the mid-1700s of fossilized mastodon bones and teeth at Big Bone Lick, Kentucky, signaled the beginning of a great American adventure. The West was opening up, and unexplored lands beckoned. Unimagined paleontological treasures awaited discovery: strange horned mammals, birds with teeth, flying reptiles, gigantic fish, diminutive ancestors of horses and camels, and more than a hundred different kinds of dinosaurs. This exciting book tells the story of the grandest period of fossil discovery in American history, the years from 1750 to 1890." "The volume begins with Thomas Jefferson, whose keen interest in the American mastodon led him to champion the study of fossil vertebrates. The book continues with vivid descriptions of the actual work of prospecting for fossils - a pick in one hand, a rifle in the other - and enthralling portraits of Joseph Leidy, Ferdinand Hayden, Edward Cope, and Othniel Marsh, among other major figures in the development of the science of paleontology."--Jacket
Morphogenesis and evolution by Keith Stewart Thomson( )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 1,870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1. Introduction 2. Theory, Reduction, and Hierarchy 3. Development: Pattern and Process 4. Early Pattern Formation 5. Example: Early Pattern Formation in Amphibia 6. Later Pattern Formation: Morphogenesis 7. Some General Properties of Morphogenetic Systems 8. Patterns of Evolution 9. Morphogenesis and Evolution
Jefferson's shadow : the story of his science by Keith Stewart Thomson( )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Founding Fathers being aware of the significance of their lives and usually painstakingly wrote down their thoughts and actions, sometimes through letters and at other times just journalizing what was going on at the time so that following generations would have a better understanding of them and history. As much as possibe the actual writing with sometimes peculiar spelling to us but unique to the author. This work reveals the knowledge and learning of Thomas Jefferson in regards to the science at that time
The young Charles Darwin by Keith Stewart Thomson( )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is an investigation of Darwin's early years and how he arrived at his revolutionary ideas. What sort of person was the young naturalist who developed an evolutionary idea so logical, so dangerous, that it has dominated biological science for a century and a half? How did the quiet and shy Charles Darwin produce his theory of natural selection when many before him had started down the same path but failed? This book inquires into the range of influences and ideas, the mentors and rivals, and the formal and informal education that shaped Charles Darwin and prepared him for his remarkable career of scientific achievement. In this book the author concentrates on Darwin's early life as a schoolboy, a medical student at Edinburgh, a theology student at Cambridge, and a naturalist aboard the Beagle on its famous five-year voyage. Closely analyzing Darwin's Autobiography and scientific notebooks, the author draws a fully human portrait of Darwin: a vastly erudite and powerfully ambitious individual, self-absorbed but lacking self-confidence, hampered as much as helped by family, and sustained by a passion for philosophy and logic. The author's account of the birth and maturing of Darwin's brilliant theory reveals both his genius as a scientist and the human foibles and weaknesses with which he mightily struggled
Private doubt, public dilemma : religion and science since Jefferson and Darwin by Keith Stewart Thomson( )

8 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in English and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Each age has its own crisis--our modern experience of science-religion conflict is not so very different from that experienced by our forebears, Keith Thomson proposes in this thoughtful book. He considers the ideas and writings of Thomas Jefferson and Charles Darwin, two men who struggled mightily to reconcile their religion and their science, then looks to more recent times when scientific challenges to religion (evolutionary theory, for example) have given rise to powerful political responses from religious believers. Today as in the eighteenth century, there are pressing reasons for members on each side of the religion-science debates to find common ground, Thomson contends. No precedent exists for shaping a response to issues like cloning or stem cell research, unheard of fifty years ago, and thus the opportunity arises for all sides to cooperate in creating a new ethics for the common good."--Jacket
Fossils : a very short introduction by Keith Stewart Thomson( )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fossils have not always been easily understood - there have been doubts about what they are and what they mean, and at times their very existence has threatened the prevailing views of the origins of life and the age of the Earth. Building on the latest scientific understanding, Keith Thomson places fossils in a very human context, highlighting their impact on mythology, philosophy, our concept of time, and popular culture. This Very Short Introduction provides a remarkably all encompassing explanation of fossils as a phenomenon."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Living fossil : the story of the coelacanth by Keith Stewart Thomson( Book )

22 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of a fish, the coelacanth, thought extinct for 70 million years, which was discovered in 1938 in the Indian Ocean
The life of vertebrates by J. Z Young( Book )

3 editions published between 1955 and 1981 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This incorporates new information on many subjects, especially in the areas of endocrinology and neurology. Detailed descriptions of basic anatomy make the book an excellent reference for dissectionists. It reviews controversial topics such as the origin of chordates, punctuational evolutionary changes, and the nature of progress in evolution
Before Darwin : reconciling God and nature by Keith Stewart Thomson( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: For 200 years before the publication of Darwin's On the Origin of Species, findings in the sciences of the earth and of nature threatened religious belief based on the literal truth of the Bible. This book traces out the multiple conflicts and accommodations within religion and the new sciences through the writings of such heroes of the English Enlightenment as David Hume, Robert Hooke, John Ray, Erasmus Darwin (Charles' grandfather), Thomas Burnet, and William Whiston. Keith Thomson brings us back to a time when many powerful clerics were also noted scientific scholars and leading scientists were often believers. He celebrates the force and elegance of their prose along with the inventiveness of their arguments, their certitude, and their not infrequent humility and caution. Placing Charles Darwin's work in the context of earlier writers on evolutionary theory, Thomson finds surprising and direct connections between the anti-evolutionary writings of natural theologians like William Paley and the arguments that Darwin employed to turn anti-evolutionist ideas upside-down. This is an illuminating chronicle of an important period in the history of ideas and one that casts interesting light on the anti-evolution/creationist controversies of our own time
The origin of terrestrial vertebrates by I. I Shmalʹgauzen( Book )

14 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From fish to philosopher by Homer William Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the Brazilian wilderness by Theodore Roosevelt( Book )

1 edition published in 1914 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Roosevelt's popular book Through the Brazilian Wilderness describes his expedition into the Brazilian jungle in 1913 as a member of the Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific Expedition co-named after its leader, Brazilian explorer Cándido Rondon. The book describes all of the scientific discovery, scenic tropical vistas and exotic flora, fauna and wild life experienced on the expedition. One goal of the expedition was to find the headwaters of the Rio da Duvida, the River of Doubt, and trace it north to the Madeira and thence to the Amazon River."--Internet archive
HMS Beagle : the story of Darwin's ship by Keith Stewart Thomson( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For such a famous ship, surprisingly little has been known about HMS Beagle, from the details of her construction to her final resting place. While the "Darwin Voyage" has been celebrated in the history of exploration, her other two voyages - a prior survey of South America, including Tierra del Fuego and Cape Horn, and the first complete exploration of the coasts of Australia - are less well known
A passion for nature : Thomas Jefferson and natural history by Keith Stewart Thomson( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Jefferson recorded weather observations, experimented with plant species, kept a pet mockingbird, and turned the entry hall at Monticello into a veritable natural history museum with elk and moose antlers, a grizzly bear claw, and the fossilized jaws of a mastodon. Jefferson wrote with lyrical flair about the landscapes of his mountaintop home, as he did in a 1786 letter to his friend Maria Cosway: How sublime to look down into the workhouse of nature, to see her clouds, hail, snow, rain, thunder, all fabricated at our feet! Jefferson's deep interest in the natural world -- from the flora and fauna of Albemarle County to the exotic specimens gathered by Lewis and Clark on their trek to the Pacific -- and how it shaped his life as a philosopher, farmer, and Founding Father is the subject of A Passion for Nature: Thomas Jefferson and Natural History. --from publisher description
The common but less frequent loon and other essays by Keith Stewart Thomson( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The great Piltdown fraud, the mystery of how a shark swims with an asymmetric tail, the debate over dinosaur extinction, the haunting beauty of a loon on a northern lake - these are only a few of the subjects discussed by Keith Stewart Thomson in this wide-ranging book. At once instructive and entertaining, the book celebrates the aesthetic, literary, and intellectual aspects of science and conveys what is involved in being a scientist today - the excitement of discovery and puzzle solving, the debate over what to read and what to write, and the element of promotion that seems to be necessary to stimulate research and funding." "Keith Thomson, a well-known biologist who writes a column for the distinguished bimonthly magazine American Scientist, here presents some of his favorite essays from that periodical in a book of three parts, each introduced by a new essay. In the first section, "The Uses of Diversity," he ponders such questions as why we care passionately and expensively about the dusky seaside sparrow and how and why we rescued the flowering tree Franklinia from extinction. The second section, "On Being a Scientist," includes an autobiographical account of Thomson's life and his views on what makes being a scientist special and interesting. The last section, "The Future of Evolution," gives examples of how the study of evolution is entering one of the most dramatic stages in its own development." "Thomson presents science as a great intellectual adventure - a search for why things are as they are - most rewarding when it is accompanied by an appreciation of the subtleties and aesthetic qualities of the objects studied. His book will enable nonscientists to experience the pleasures of science and scientists to become more articulate and passionate about what they do."--Jacket
The development of the vertebrate skull by Gavin De Beer( Book )

1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some turns of thought in modern philosophy; five essays by George Santayana( Book )

1 edition published in 1933 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published 1933." Locke and the frontiers of common sense.--Fifty years of British idealism.--Revolutions in science.--A long way round to Nirvana.--The prestige of the infinite
An introduction to the study of fishes by Albert C. L. G Günther( Book )

1 edition published in 1880 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evolution of the vertebrates and their kin by William Patten( Book )

1 edition published in 1912 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Morphogenesis and evolution
The legacy of the Mastodon : the golden age of fossils in AmericaMorphogenesis and evolutionThe young Charles DarwinFossils : a very short introductionThe life of vertebratesBefore Darwin : reconciling God and natureHMS Beagle : the story of Darwin's shipA passion for nature : Thomas Jefferson and natural history
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