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Stanley, Steven M.

Overview
Works: 52 works in 304 publications in 10 languages and 9,718 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  Festschriften  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Steven M Stanley
Extinction by Steven M Stanley( Book )

24 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author introduces the basic concepts of geology and paleobiology that are necessary to understand mass extinction and addresses individual crises in chronological order, describing them and showing how temporal, geographic, and biological patterns offer clues to help pinpoint the agents of extinction
The new evolutionary timetable : fossils, genes, and the origin of species by Steven M Stanley( Book )

31 editions published between 1981 and 1992 in 5 languages and held by 1,484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principles of paleontology by David M Raup( Book )

30 editions published between 1971 and 1996 in English and Russian and held by 1,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earth and life through time by Steven M Stanley( Book )

42 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macroevolution, pattern and process by Steven M Stanley( Book )

23 editions published between 1979 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children of the ice age : how a global catastrophe allowed humans to evolve by Steven M Stanley( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contending theories of human evolution hold a special fascination for those who question the origin of human nature. In this book, prominent Johns Hopkins paleobiologist Steven M. Stanley proposes a bold new theory answering the classic chicken-or-egg question of human evolution: which came first, our bipedalism or the unprecedented size of our brains? With insight and remarkable common sense, Dr. Stanley argues that the confluence of environmental factors and developmental imperatives is the key to the mysteriously swift evolution from Australopithecus to Homo two-and-a-half-million years ago. While humans' unique brain is one of the most remarkable achievements of evolution, Stanley shows that it is intimately tied to our species' slow maturation and "postnatal helplessness," which requires extremely attentive parenting, particularly constant lifting and carrying of infants. This trade-off, which Stanley calls a "great evolutionary compromise," indicates that no tree-dwelling species could develop large brains. But if abandoning the trees was an evolutionary requisite for large brains, what can explain why our ancestors would choose the far more dangerous grassy terrain of Africa in the first place? A catastrophic change in the global climate, which Stanley links in a novel but convincing way to the formation of the Isthmus of Panama, is the answer Stanley unfolds in this anthropological detective story
Living fossils by Niles Eldredge( Book )

13 editions published in 1984 in English and Polish and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earth system history by Steven M Stanley( Book )

57 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text remains the only textbook for the historical geology module written from a truly integrated Earth systems perspective, combining the physical and biological history of Earth. This thoroughly updated new edition includes new coverage on mass extinctions and climate change, plus improved organization based on the geologic timescale
Relation of shell form to life habits of the Bivalvia (Mollusca) by Steven M Stanley( Book )

14 editions published between 1670 and 1991 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historische Geologie : eine Einführung in die Geschichte der Erde und des Lebens by Steven M Stanley( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in German and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principles of paleontology by Michael J Foote( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the history of animal diversity by Steven M Stanley( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principios de paleontología by David M Raup( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in Spanish and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reports of research : 1968 Seminar on Organism-Sediment Interrelationships by Robert N Ginsburg( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gu sheng wu xue yuan li by David H Raup( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in Chinese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Methuselah's trail : living fossils and the great extinctions by Peter D Ward( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines ancient species which have survived unchanged while others have evolved or been annihilated
Ernst Cloos : May 17, 1898-May 24, 1974 by Aaron C Waters( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fossils, genes and the origin of the species by Steven M Stanley( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On evolutionary anthropology : essays in honor of Harry Hoijer, 1983( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Koseibutsugaku no kiso( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Children of the ice age : how a global catastrophe allowed humans to evolve
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Macroevolution, pattern and processChildren of the ice age : how a global catastrophe allowed humans to evolveEarth system historyHistorische Geologie : eine Einführung in die Geschichte der Erde und des LebensPrinciples of paleontologyOn Methuselah's trail : living fossils and the great extinctions
Alternative Names
Stanley, S. M.

Stanley, Steven M.

Stanley, Steven Mitchell

Stanley, Steven Mitchell 1941-

Stènli, S.

Steven M. Stanley Amerikaans paleontoloog

Steven M. Stanley US-amerikanischer Paläontologe

استیون ام. استنلی

スタンレー, S. M.

斯坦利, S. M.

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