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Eldredge, Niles

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Works: 113 works in 484 publications in 7 languages and 27,328 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Classification  Encyclopedias  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: QE711.2, 560
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Most widely held works about Niles Eldredge
 
Most widely held works by Niles Eldredge
Life in the balance : humanity and the biodiversity crisis by Niles Eldredge( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Botswana's Okavango Delta is considered by many to be one of the last "Edens" left on Earth. There a rich assortment of organisms exist in natural equilibrium." "The same insults in microcosm - encroaching agriculture, water diversion, disease, and pollution - threaten the Okavango that in macrocosm threaten the entire planet. Starting with a sensual journey by plane and boat, Eldredge leads a reader first to the very heart of the Okavango, and then on a tour of Earth's organisms - animals, plants, fungi, and the microbes which underpin all of life - and ecosystems in which these organisms earn their living - from the tundra to the tropics. It is a journey that reveals the twin faces of biodiversity (the 13 million extant species and the ecosystems through which these species transform and exchange the Sun's energy) and the value of biodiversity to the Biosphere as a whole and to our own continued human existence." "Eldredge's tour ends at the Panama Canal, the site of one of humankind's greatest achievements, where, if only by necessity, practical solutions to maintaining biodiversity's delicate balance have been successfully implemented. If his message is not entirely pessimistic, it is not entirely hopeful either. There are a number of difficult actions we must take as a global society if we are to stem an impending Sixth Extinction, and Eldredge outlines these steps in detail."--Jacket
The triumph of evolution : and the failure of creationism by Niles Eldredge( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eldredge presents an examination of the creationist-evolutionist confrontation
Darwin : discovering the tree of life by Niles Eldredge( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the life and ideas of Charles Darwin draws on his notebooks, manuscripts, and everyday possessions
Fossils : the evolution and extinction of species by Niles Eldredge( Book )

23 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the leading paleontologists of our time, examines what the fossilized remains of earth's ancient flora and fauna reveal about mass extinction and the origin of the species, and comes up with a revolutionary new theory that augments Darwin's. Enhanced with works by Murray Alcosser, one of America's most distinguished still-life nature photographers, Fossils offers a truly new and exciting look at earth's earliest history
The miner's canary : unraveling the mysteries of extinction by Niles Eldredge( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A paleontologist gives an account of episodes of mass extinction from the geological past, offers his own theory, and presents a pessimistic forecast for the future of Earth and its inhabitants
The myths of human evolution by Niles Eldredge( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time frames : the rethinking of Darwinian evolution and the theory of punctuated equilibria by Niles Eldredge( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life pulse : episodes from the story of the fossil record by Niles Eldredge( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses key episodes or turning points in the earth's evolution by exploring quarries, climbing outcroppings, etc
Unfinished synthesis : biological hierarchies and modern evolutionary thought by Niles Eldredge( Book )

23 editions published between 1985 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1. Approaching Complexity: Thinking About Evolution. 2. Genes and the Evolutionary Synthesis. 3. Systematics, Paleontology, and the Modern Synthesis. 4. The Structure and Content of the Modern Synthesis. 5. Toward Hierarchy: Trends and Tensions in Evolutionary Theory. 6. The Evolutionary Hierarchies. 7. Hierarchic Interactions: The Evolutionary Process. References. Index
The pattern of evolution by Niles Eldredge( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Pattern of Evolution, Eldredge offers readers a fascinating view into this window of our world through time. As he and other researchers continue to uncover patterns in their respective fields, and as new disciplines emerge to straddle traditional scientific boundaries, the window grows wider. And some provocative questions arise: Are there connections between the ways the living and nonliving worlds function and evolve? In the aftermath of a tumultuous collision between the earth's biological and physical forces - a tropical storm of tremendous proportions - did the Cecropia tree Eldredge encountered merely survive the devastation, or did the storm clear its way?" "He examines the history of ideas on evolution from the beginning of the modern scientific era, about two centuries ago, to the present. Seizing on evidence of similar patterns across disciplines, he shows how important issues and events have brought us to the brink of a more comprehensive understanding of the earth. Learning how things work within and between systems is the key to realizing the relation between the world's living and nonliving parts. It is Eldredge's thesis that exploring the connections across systems will lead to the realization that biological evolution is driven by the same underlying forces that have shaped the geology of our planet."--Jacket
Why we do it : rethinking sex and the selfish gene by Niles Eldredge( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and Chinese and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The monkey business : a scientist looks at creationism by Niles Eldredge( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extinction and evolution : what fossils reveal about the history of life by Niles Eldredge( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eldredge's groundbreaking work is now accepted as the definitive statement of how life as we know it evolved on Earth. This book chronicles how Eldredge made his discoveries and traces the history of life through the lenses of paleontology, geology, ecology, anthropology, biology, genetics, zoology, mammalogy, herpetology, entomology and botany. While rigorously accurate, the text is accessible, engaging and free of jargon
Phylogenetic patterns and the evolutionary process : method and theory in comparative biology by Niles Eldredge( Book )

18 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life on earth : an encyclopedia of biodiversity, ecology, and evolution( Book )

12 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This two-volume set provides a guide for high school students and above to the planet's diverse life forms and the systems that support them. The 200 cross-referenced entries (about two-to-six pages in length) cover topics such as ecosystems, major groups of organisms, threats to biodiversity, ways to reduce or prevent further damage, and related academic disciplines. The book includes b & w photographs and drawings, many of which add to understanding of the text
Living fossils by Niles Eldredge( Book )

13 editions published in 1984 in English and Polish and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Systematics, ecology, and the biodiversity crisis by Niles Eldredge( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Which species can be saved, when all cannot? Systematics, Ecology, and the Biodiversity Crisis provides critical tools for finding answers to the current of systematic biology. Systematists are in a unique position to identify critical areas of endemism and additional criteria for the identification of habitats and species most urgently in need of protection." "The result of a symposium held at the American Museum of Natural History, this book fills a void created by other volumes that have explored the biodiversity crisis exclusively from an ecological stance. "It may well be that the dynamics of extinction processes will prove to be exclusively in the domain of moment-by-moment interactive processes of matter-energy transfer: the realm of ecology. But the problems of extinction," Eldredge argues, "can be defined, recognized, measured, and assessed only through the tools of the systematist." Included are noted systematists, paleontologists, and ecologists who explore the relationship between ecology and systematics as it pertains to understanding the origin, maintenance, and loss of biological diversity. The role of museums, zoos, and related institutions is also examined." "At a time when our country has only recently awakened to the environmental crisis, Systematics, Ecology, and the Biodiversity Crisis provides urgently needed information for any attempts to understand and ameliorate the present dilemma of extinction and preservation."--Jacket
Concrete jungle : New York City and our last best hope for a sustainable future by Niles Eldredge( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cities need healthy chunks of the world's ecosystems to persist if they are to survive; yet cities, like parasites, grow and prosper by local destruction of these very ecosystems. In this absorbing and wide-ranging book, the authors use New York City as a microcosm to explore both the positive and negative sides of the relationship between cities, the environment, and the future of global biodiversity. They illuminate the mass of contradictions that cities present by offering the best and the worst of human existence. Eldredge and Horenstein demonstrate that, though cities have voracious appetites for resources such as food and water, they also represent the last hope for conserving healthy remnants of the world's ecosystems and species. With their concentration of human beings, they bring together centers of learning, research, government, finance, and media--institutions that increasingly play active roles in solving environmental problems. Some of the topics covered in Concrete Jungle: --The geological history of the New York region, including remnant glacial features visible today --The early days of urbanization on Manhattan Island, focusing on the history of Central Park, Collect Pond, and Manhattan Square --The history of early railway lines and the development of New York's iconic subway system --The problem of producing enough safe drinking water for an ever-expanding population --Prominent civic institutions, including universities, museums, and zoos"--Provided by publisher
Time frames : the evolution of punctuated equilibria by Niles Eldredge( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientists have recently begun to question one of the pillars of modern thought--Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. Certainly evolution occurs; but if it is a slow, continuous process by which one species gradually modifies itself into a new one, as Darwin believed, why are there so many missing links in the fossil records? Two eminent scientists, Niles Eldredge and Stephen Jay Gould, startled the world by challenging Darwin's cherished beliefs proposing instead that once a species has evolved it rarely undergoes change, and that the evolution of new species occurs only periodically, in relatively rapid spurts. In Time Frames Niles Eldredge explains how his own work with trilobite fossils led him to this unexpected conclusion, and describes the fascinating development of the new theory of punctuated equilibria
Eternal ephemera by Niles Eldredge( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of evolution's fundamental questions is how the skein of life on Earth remains unbroken yet is constantly renewed by new species. What accounts for the scientific paradox that all organisms and species are ephemeral, and yet life endures, yielding more advanced players in nature's eternal play? In this riveting work, renowned scientist Niles Eldredge presents a magisterial account of leading thinkers as they wrestle with this paradox over a span of two hundred years. Eldredge begins in France with Jean Baptiste Lamarck, who in 1802 first framed the overarching question about new species
 
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Alternative Names
Eldredge, N. 1943-

Eldredge, Niles

Eldredge, Niles 1943-

Eldredge, Niles (Robert Niles), 1943-

Eldredge, Robert Niles.

Eldredge, Robert Niles 1943-

Niles Eldredge Amerikaans paleontoloog

Niles Eldredge paleontologo statunitense

Niles Eldredge US-amerikanischer Paläontologe

Элдридж, Нильс

ניילס אלדריג'

نیلز الدرج

エルドリッジ, N.

エルドリッジ, ナイルズ

尼爾斯·艾崔奇

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The triumph of evolution : and the failure of creationismDarwin : discovering the tree of lifeFossils : the evolution and extinction of speciesThe miner's canary : unraveling the mysteries of extinctionThe myths of human evolutionUnfinished synthesis : biological hierarchies and modern evolutionary thoughtThe pattern of evolutionWhy we do it : rethinking sex and the selfish geneLife on earth : an encyclopedia of biodiversity, ecology, and evolution