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Gould, Stephen Jay

Overview
Works: 824 works in 2,858 publications in 12 languages and 79,425 library holdings
Genres: History  Popular works  Essays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Interviews  Documentary films  Science films 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Interviewee, zxx, Creator, Commentator, Contributor, Honoree, pre, Dedicatee, wpr, 070
Classifications: QH366.2, 508
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Most widely held works by Stephen Jay Gould
The mismeasure of man by Stephen Jay Gould( Book )

130 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 4,488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the history and inherent flaws of the tests science has used to measure intelligence
The structure of evolutionary theory by Stephen Jay Gould( Book )

20 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 3,332 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
Wonderful life : the Burgess Shale and the nature of history by Stephen Jay Gould( Book )

57 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and Japanese and held by 3,180 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 )

52 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,835 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 )

35 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Turkish and held by 2,807 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
Ever since Darwin : reflections in natural history by Stephen Jay Gould( Book )

72 editions published between 1 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides information on developments in evolutionary theory, discussing such topics as the Cambrian population explosion, Velikovsky's theories, and others
The panda's thumb : more reflections in natural history by Stephen Jay Gould( Book )

27 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in English and held by 2,680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For better science students, this is a collection of 31 essays on natural history
Hen's teeth and horse's toes by Stephen Jay Gould( Book )

63 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 2,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On cover: Further reflections in natural history
Bully for brontosaurus : reflections in natural history by Stephen Jay Gould( Book )

74 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 2,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays from the author's column This view of life, published in Natural history
Time's arrow, time's cycle : myth and metaphor in the discovery of geological time by Stephen Jay Gould( Book )

39 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 2,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines scientific theories pertaining to the measurement of earth's history
Questioning the millennium : a rationalist's guide to a precisely arbitrary countdown by Stephen Jay Gould( Book )

47 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 2,154 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 flamingo's smile : reflections in natural history by Stephen Jay Gould( Book )

31 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 2,154 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
The hedgehog, the fox, and the magister's pox : mending the gap between science and the humanities by Stephen Jay Gould( Book )

49 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 2,127 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 lying stones of Marrakech : penultimate reflections in natural history by Stephen Jay Gould( Book )

35 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 2,025 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 )

38 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,022 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 J Gould( Book )

47 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays by scientist Stephen Jay Gould about how humans learned to study and understand nature
Melancholies of knowledge : literature in the age of science by Margery Arent Safir( )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Book of life by Stephen Jay Gould( Book )

31 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and French and held by 1,775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrations and text trace the history of evolution on Earth
Rocks of ages : science and religion in the fullness of life by Stephen Jay Gould( Book )

35 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 1,760 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 )

36 editions published between 1977 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,695 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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Wonderful life : the Burgess Shale and the nature of history
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The structure of evolutionary theoryWonderful life : the Burgess Shale and the nature of historyDinosaur in a haystack : reflections in natural historyFull house : the spread of excellence from Plato to DarwinEver since Darwin : reflections in natural historyThe panda's thumb : more reflections in natural historyHen's teeth and horse's toesBully for brontosaurus : reflections in natural history
Alternative Names
Gold, Steven J.

Gold, Steven J.‏ 1941-2002

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

Stephanus Jay Gould

Stephen Jay Gould American evolutionary biologist

Stephen Jay Gould Amerikaans evolutiebioloog (1941-2002)

Stephen Jay Gould Amerikalı evrimsel biyolog

Stephen Jay Gould biolog amerykański

Stephen Jay Gould biologo, zoologo e paleontologo statunitense

Stephen Jay Gould Paleontólogo, Biólogo evolucionista, Historiador da Ciência, Escritor

Stephen Jay Gould paleontólogo, xeólogo, biólogo evolutivo, historiador da ciencia e divulgador científico estadounidense

Stephen Jay Gould paleontólogo y biólogo evolucionista estadounidense

Stephen Jay Gould paleontólogo y biólogo evolucionista estadounidense (1941-2002)

Stephen Jay Gould paléontologue américain

Stephen Jay Gould US-amerikanischer Paläontologe, Geologe und Evolutionsforscher

Stīvens Džejs Gūlds

Гулд, Стивен Джей

Стивен Джей Гулд американский биолог-эволюционист

Стивен Џеј Гулд

Стивън Джей Гулд

Стівен Гулд

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גאלד, סטיבן ג'י

גולד, סטיבן ג'.

גולד, סטיבן ג׳יי

גולד, סטיבן ג'י

גולד, סטיבן ג'יי

גולד, סטפן ג'י

סטיבן ג'יי גולד

סטיוון זשעי גאלד

استفان جی گولد

استفان جی گولد زیست‌شناس تکاملی اهل آمریکا

استیون جی قولد

جوولد، ستيفن، 1941-2002

ستيفن جاي جولد، 1941-2002

ستيفن جاي غولد

ستیڤن جەی گۆلد

سٹیفن جے گولڈ

স্টিভেন জে গুল্ড

굴드, 스테판 제이 1941-2002

굴드, 스티븐 J. 1941-2002

굴드, 스티븐 제이 1941-2002

스티븐 제이 굴드

グールド, S. J.

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

スティーヴン・ジェイ・グールド

史蒂芬·古爾德

史蒂芬·古爾德 美國演化論生物學家

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