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Simpson, George Gaylord 1902-1984

Overview
Works: 493 works in 1,414 publications in 6 languages and 26,802 library holdings
Genres: Classification  Biography  History  Fiction  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Correspondent, Honoree
Classifications: QH366, 575
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The meaning of evolution, a study of the history of life and of its significance for man by George Gaylord Simpson( Book )

98 editions published between 1949 and 1978 in 5 languages and held by 2,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fossils and the history of life by George Gaylord Simpson( Book )

18 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 1,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents and explores the solid evidence upon which much of the theory and the facts of evolution rest
Life of the past; an introduction to paleontology by George Gaylord Simpson( Book )

49 editions published between 1853 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 1,413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The major features of evolution by George Gaylord Simpson( Book )

38 editions published between 1944 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rates of evolution; Morphological rates; Taxonomic rates of evolution; Variation; Mutation; Population and selection; Adaptation; The evolution of adaptation; Trends and orientation; Extinction, relicts, and irreversibility; Horotely, bradytely, and tachytely; Higher categories
Principles of animal taxonomy by George Gaylord Simpson( Book )

40 editions published between 1961 and 1990 in English and Japanese and held by 1,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life; an introduction to biology by George Gaylord Simpson( Book )

50 editions published between 1957 and 1991 in English and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Penguins : past and present, here and there by George Gaylord Simpson( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the penguin's long history, from prehistoric ancestors to present-day varieties, and describes the appearance, behavior, habitat, and distribution of each of the eighteen living species
Tempo and mode in evolution by George Gaylord Simpson( Book )

56 editions published between 1944 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horses : the story of the horse family in the modern world and through sixty million years of history by George Gaylord Simpson( Book )

34 editions published between 1951 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behavior and evolution by Anne Roe( Book )

31 editions published between 1958 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This view of life; the world of an evolutionist by George Gaylord Simpson( Book )

19 editions published between 1963 and 1972 in English and Italian and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quantitative zoology by George Gaylord Simpson( Book )

40 editions published between 1939 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The zoologist is not, and surely should not be, interested in reducing his observations or theories to a purely numerical basis simply because he likes numbers. His interest is not at all in formulas or digits, but in animals. He is concerned with the anatomy, behavior, and relationships of these animals; and he quite properly refuses to fit his studies into any a priori framework, such as that of formal mathematics or statistics. In zoology, numbers and formulas are of no interest or value for their own sake but only to the extent that they may be the best means of describing and of interpreting what animals are and do. In presenting to zoologists and paleontologists a book especially devoted to numerical concepts and containing many mathematical symbols and formulas, it is essential to state this fact at the outset and to maintain and stress this viewpoint throughout, as we have done. The symbols are merely shorthand expressions for concepts that necessarily enter into most work in zoology. The formulas are only the most convenient and usable way of summarizing operations that have logical, common-sense meanings. If in the course of using such mathematical methods these zoological, nonmathematical implications are lost sight of the zoologist will also lose sight of the whole purpose of his work and will fall into futility or even absurdity, although his arithmetic is perfectly correct. While urging and facilitating the use of numerical methods, the authors have tried at every point to guard against these grave dangers and to insist that the methods be used zoologically, not by rote and not as mathematical abstractions. If zoology and paleontology have lagged behind most other sciences in their numerical methods, a major reason has been the extreme difficulty of learning the methods that are known in other fields and of adapting them to this one"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Splendid isolation : the curious history of South American mammals by George Gaylord Simpson( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The geography of evolution by George Gaylord Simpson( Book )

20 editions published between 1965 and 1969 in English and French and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biology and man by George Gaylord Simpson( Book )

17 editions published between 1964 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discoverers of the lost world : an account of some of those who brought back to life South American mammals long buried in the abyss of time by George Gaylord Simpson( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attending marvels; a Patagonian journal by George Gaylord Simpson( Book )

19 editions published between 1934 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the author's adventures, difficulties and discoveries on the Scarritt expedition into Patagonia
Classification of mammals above the species level by Malcolm C McKenna( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dechronization of Sam Magruder : a novel by George Gaylord Simpson( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Italian and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While experimenting with time a scientist is transported 80 million years into prehistory. He is Sam Magruder, a chronologist from the 22nd Century who finds himself stark naked and the only human on earth. The novel describes his struggle to survive, feeding on lizards and scrambled turtle eggs while fighting off dinosaurs. A study of modern human existence against the background of our distant past. The book is the only novel by a renowned paleontologist (1902-84), author of Concessions to the Improbable
Charles Darwin's autobiography; with his notes and letters depicting the growth of the origin of species by Charles Darwin( Book )

4 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What sort of man was this revolutionary thinker? Just what did he do? What do his achievements mean to us and what consequences have they had for our own world? Darwin himself could not anticipate the answer to the last of these three questions. His autobiography is the best single source of answers to the first two. It must be true that no one can adequately judge his own character, but in these pages Darwin, the objective scientist, comes unusually near to a truly dispassionate estimate of himself. - p. 2
 
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Discoverers of the lost world : an account of some of those who brought back to life South American mammals long buried in the abyss of time
Alternative Names
Gaylord Simpson, George 1902-1984

George Gaylord Simpson paleontolog amerykański

George Gaylord Simpson paleontologo statunitense

George Gaylord Simpson US-amerikanischer Biologe, Zoologe, Palontologe

Georgius Gaylord Simpson

Simpson, G. G.

Simpson, G. G. 1902-1984

Simpson, George G.

Simpson, George G. 1902-1984

Simpson, George Gaylard

Simpson, George Gaylord

Simpson, George Gaylord, 1902-

Τζωρτζ Γκέιλορντ Σίμπσον

Джордж Гейлорд Симпсон

Джордж Гейлорд Сімпсон

Симпсон, Джордж Г 1902-1984

Џорџ Гејлорд Симпсон

ג'ורג' גיילורד סימפסון

جورج جايلورد سيمبسون

جورج گیلرد سیمپسون

ジョージ・ゲイロード・シンプソン

シンプソン, G. G

喬治蓋洛德辛普森

Languages
English (539)

German (24)

French (18)

Spanish (13)

Italian (8)

Japanese (1)

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Tempo and mode in evolutionQuantitative zoologyDiscoverers of the lost world : an account of some of those who brought back to life South American mammals long buried in the abyss of timeClassification of mammals above the species levelThe dechronization of Sam Magruder : a novelGeorge Gaylord Simpson : June 16, 1902-October 6, 1984