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Simpson, George Gaylord 1902-1984

Overview
Works: 662 works in 1,768 publications in 4 languages and 27,609 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Autobiographies  History  Classification  Personal correspondence  Fiction  Science fiction  Records and correspondence  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Creator, Correspondent
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 )

119 editions published between 1949 and 1978 in 4 languages and held by 2,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A world-famous scientist presents a synthesis of modern views on the principles of evolution. The result of twenty-five years of research, The Meaning of Evolution follows the rise and fall of the dynasties of life through the 2,000,000,000 years of the history of earth. It explains what forces have been acting to bring about evolution and re-examines human aims, values, and duties in the light of what science discloses of the nature of man and of his place in the history of life. The clearest and soundest exposition of the nature of the evolutionary process that has yet been written...The book may be read with equal profit and pleasure by the general reader, the student, and the expert. -Ashley Montagu, Isis This book is, without question, the best general work on the meaning of evolution to appear in our time. -The New York Times
Fossils and the history of life by George Gaylord Simpson( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and Spanish and held by 1,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents and explores the solid evidence upon which much of the theory and the facts of evolution rest
The major features of evolution by George Gaylord Simpson( Book )

45 editions published between 1944 and 1969 in English and held by 1,334 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
Life of the past; an introduction to paleontology by George Gaylord Simpson( Book )

36 editions published between 1953 and 1991 in English and held by 1,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

54 editions published between 1957 and 1991 in English and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1976 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 1,092 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
Horses; the story of the horse family in the modern world and through sixty million years of history by George Gaylord Simpson( Book )

37 editions published between 1951 and 1972 in English and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behavior and evolution by Anne Roe( Book )

38 editions published between 1958 and 1977 in English and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tempo and mode in evolution by George Gaylord Simpson( Book )

54 editions published between 1944 and 1984 in English and German and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1963 and 1966 in English and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Splendid isolation : the curious history of South American mammals by George Gaylord Simpson( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quantitative zoology by George Gaylord Simpson( Book )

28 editions published between 1960 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic focuses on the gathering, handling, and interpretation of numerical data from zoological investigations. Contents include types and properties of numerical data, mensuration, frequency distributions and grouping, patterns of frequency distributions, measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion and variability, populations and samples, and probability. Excellent. -- Florida Scientist
The geography of evolution by George Gaylord Simpson( Book )

4 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biology and man by George Gaylord Simpson( Book )

15 editions published between 1964 and 1975 in English and Spanish and held by 663 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 )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classification of mammals above the species level by Malcolm C McKenna( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

- Jean-Louis Hartenberger, Nature
Charles Darwin's autobiography; with his notes and letters depicting the growth of the origin of species by Charles Darwin( Book )

5 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 392 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
The dechronization of Sam Magruder : a novel by George Gaylord Simpson( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 384 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
Attending marvels : a Patagonian journal by George Gaylord Simpson( Book )

23 editions published between 1934 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the author's adventures, difficulties and discoveries on the Scarritt expedition into Patagonia
Why and how : some problems and methods in historical biology by George Gaylord Simpson( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why and How: Some Problems and Methods in Historical Biology discusses an overall approach to the study of fossils combined with paleontology. This book is divided into six chapters. Chapter 1 consists of a few examples of studies of the fossil record, focusing on its adequacy, and ways of looking at and representing some of its aspects. The most basic aspects of study of the fossil record such as the examination, description, and illustration of the morphology of fossils are described in Chapter 2. Chapter 3 focuses on paleoecology and faunal analysis, while Chapter 4 emphasizes some of the a
 
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The meaning of evolution, a study of the history of life and of its significance for man
Alternative Names
Gaylord Simpson, George

Gaylord Simpson, George 1902-1984

George Gaylord Simpson American paleontologist

George Gaylord Simpson Amerikaans conservator (1902-1984)

George Gaylord Simpson paleontolog amerykański

George Gaylord Simpson paleontologo statunitense

George Gaylord Simpson US-amerikanischer Biologe, Zoologe, Paläontologe

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 Симпсон американский палеонтолог

Джордж Гейлорд Сімпсон

Симпсон, Джордж Г 1902-1984

Симпсон, Джордж Гайлорд

Симпсон, Джордж Гэйлорд

Џорџ Гејлорд Симпсон

ג'ורג' גיילורד סימפסון

جورج جايلورد سيمبسون

جورج قیلرد سیمپسن

جورج گیلرد سیمپسون

ஜியார்ஜ் கேலார்ட் சிம்ப்சன்

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 (579)

Spanish (9)

German (7)

French (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