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Simpson, George Gaylord 1902-1984

Overview
Works: 828 works in 2,016 publications in 5 languages and 28,047 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Classification  Personal correspondence  Autobiographies  History  Bibliographies  Terminology 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, htt, Honoree, Correspondent, Translator, Contributor
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 )

108 editions published between 1949 and 1978 in 4 languages and held by 2,379 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."-Annotation Published 2017
Fossils and the history of life by George Gaylord Simpson( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and Spanish and held by 1,382 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 )

54 editions published between 1944 and 1969 in English and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the author's Tempo and mode of evolution. Bibliography: p. [395]-413
Principles of animal taxonomy by George Gaylord Simpson( Book )

48 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the deepest foundation of taxonomy and builds from these to the structures of zoological classification
Life of the past; an introduction to paleontology by George Gaylord Simpson( Book )

45 editions published between 1953 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

55 editions published between 1957 and 1991 in English and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1976 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 1,049 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
Behavior and evolution by Anne Roe( Book )

42 editions published between 1958 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

60 editions published between 1944 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies the rate and determinants of evolution including micro, macro and mega evolution
Horses; the story of the horse family in the modern world and through sixty million years of history by George Gaylord Simpson( Book )

40 editions published between 1951 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1963 and 1966 in English and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Notes and references": pages 286-302
Splendid isolation : the curious history of South American mammals by George Gaylord Simpson( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quantitative zoology by George Gaylord Simpson( Book )

33 editions published between 1939 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 844 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 : collected essays by George Gaylord Simpson( Book )

20 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biology and man by George Gaylord Simpson( Book )

20 editions published between 1964 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 628 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 )

11 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 600 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 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

- Jean-Louis Hartenberger, Nature
Why and how : some problems and methods in historical biology by George Gaylord Simpson( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 393 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
The life and letters of Charles Darwin : including an autobiographical chapter by Charles Darwin( Book )

6 editions published between 1887 and 1960 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, the second of three-volumes detailing the life of Charles Darwin, published five years after his death, was edited by his son Francis, who was his father's collaborator in experiments in botany and who after his death took on the responsibility of overseeing the publication of his remaining manuscript works and letters. In the preface to the first volume, Francis Darwin explains his editorial principles: 'In choosing letters for publication I have been largely guided by the wish to illustrate my father's personal character. But his life was so essentially one of work, that a history of the man could not be written without following closely the career of the author.' Among the family history, anecdotes and reminiscences of scientific colleagues is a short autobiographical essay which Charles Darwin wrote for his children and grandchildren, rather than for publication. This account of Darwin the man has never been bettered
Charles Darwin's autobiography; with his notes and letters depicting the growth of the origin of species by Charles Darwin( Book )

7 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 378 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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The meaning of evolution, a study of the history of life and of its significance for man
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Tempo and mode in evolutionQuantitative zoologyClassification of mammals above the species levelGeorge Gaylord Simpson : June 16, 1902-October 6, 1984
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Georgius Gaylord Simpson

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Simpson George Gaylard

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Sīmpsūn, Jūrj Gaylūrd, 1902-1984

Τζωρτζ Γκέιλορντ Σίμπσον

Джордж Гейлорд Симпсон

Джордж Гейлорд Симпсон американский палеонтолог

Джордж Гейлорд Сімпсон

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Симпсон, Джордж Г 1902-1984

Симпсон, Джордж Гайлорд

Симпсон Джордж Гейлорд

Симпсон, Джордж Гэйлорд

Џорџ Гејлорд Симпсон

ג'ורג' גיילורד סימפסון

جورج جايلورد سيمبسون

جورج جايلورد سيمبسون كاتب سير ذاتيه من امريكا

جورج قیلرد سیمپسن

جورج گیلرد سیمپسون

سيمپسون، جورج گيلورد

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 (664)

German (14)

Spanish (13)

French (3)

Japanese (1)