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Eldredge, Niles

Works: 109 works in 499 publications in 7 languages and 27,067 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Classification  Miscellanea  History  Juvenile works 
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 )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,599 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 )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,411 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 1,393 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
Time frames : the rethinking of Darwinian evolution and the theory of punctuated equilibria by Niles Eldredge( Book )

29 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,372 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
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 1,212 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 )

17 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 1,175 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 1,145 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 )

25 editions published between 1985 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 911 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
Reinventing Darwin : the great debate at the high table of evolutionary theory by Niles Eldredge( Book )

26 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and Italian and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the controversy between the geneticists, with their traditional Darwinian view of a slow but sure evolution, and the paleontologists, who favor the theory of punctuated equilibrium
The pattern of evolution by Niles Eldredge( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 882 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 )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and Chinese and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 820 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 715 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

Living fossils by Joyce Pope( Book )

11 editions published in 1984 in English and Polish and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines living animals and plants that have managed to survive as species over millions of years without undergoing change, including the shark, crocodile, horseshoe crab, and magnolia
Systematics, ecology, and the biodiversity crisis by Niles Eldredge( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 635 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
Eternal ephemera : adaptation and the Origin of species from the nineteenth century through punctuated equilibria and beyond by Niles Eldredge( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All organisms and species are transitory, yet life endures. The origin, extinction, and evolution of species - interconnected in the web of life as "eternal ephemera" - are the concern of evolutionary biology. In this riveting work, renowned paleontologist Niles Eldredge follows leading thinkers as they have sought, for more than two hundred years, to understand this paradox, revitalizing evolutionary science with their own, more resilient findings. Eldgredge begins in France with the naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, who in 1801 first framed the overarching question about the emergence of new species. The Italian geologist Giambattista Brocchi followed, bringing in geology and paleontology to expand the question. In 1825, at the University of Edinburgh, Robert Grant and Robert Jameson introduced the astounding ideas formulated by Lamarck and Brocchi to a young medical student named Charles Darwin. Who can doubt that Darwin left for his voyage on the Beagle in 1831 filled with thoughts about these daring new explanations for the "transmutation" of species. Eldredge revisits Darwin's early insights into evolution in South America and his later synthesis of knowledge into a theory of the origin of species. He then considers the ideas of more recent evolutionary thinkers, such as George Gaylord Simpson, Ernst Mayr, and Theodosius Dobzhansky, as well as the young and brash Nilese Eldredge and Stephen Jay Gould who set science afire with their concept of punctuated equilibria. Filled with insights into evolutionary biology and told with a rich affection for the scientific arena, this book celebrates the organic, vital relationship between scientific thinking and its subjects. -- from dust jacket
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Life in the balance : humanity and the biodiversity crisis
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


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 thoughtReinventing Darwin : the great debate at the high table of evolutionary theoryThe pattern of evolutionWhy we do it : rethinking sex and the selfish gene