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Stephen Jay Gould (1941–2002)

Autor(a) de Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

121+ Works 27,994 Membros 291 Reviews 157 Favorited

About the Author

Born in New York City in 1941, Stephen Jay Gould received his B.A. from Antioch College in New York in 1963 and a Ph.D. in paleontology from Columbia University in 1967. Gould spent most of his career as a professor at Harvard University and curator of invertebrate paleontology at Harvard's Museum mostrar mais of Comparative Zoology. His research was mainly in the evolution and speciation of land snails. Gould was a leading proponent of the theory of punctuated equilibrium. This theory holds that few evolutionary changes occur among organisms over long periods of time, and then a brief period of rapid changes occurs before another long, stable period of equilibrium sets in. Gould also made significant contributions to the field of evolutionary developmental biology, most notably in his work, Ontogeny and Phylogeny. An outspoken advocate of the scientific outlook, Gould had been a vigorous defender of evolution against its creation-science opponents in popular magazines focusing on science. He wrote a column for Natural History and has produced a remarkable series of books that display the excitement of science for the layperson. Among his many awards and honors, Gould won the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. His titles include; Ever Since Darwin, The Panda's Thumb, Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes, Time's Arrow, Time's Cycle, Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History, The Structure of Evolutionary Theory and Full House: The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin. Stephen Jay Gould died on May 20, 2002, following his second bout with cancer. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Stephen Jay Gould

Bully for Brontosaurus (1991) 1,662 cópias
Dinosaur in a Haystack (1996) 1,533 cópias
The Mismeasure of Man (1981) 1,426 cópias
Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes (1980) 1,339 cópias
Ontogeny and Phylogeny (1977) 363 cópias
The Best American Essays 2002 (2002) — Editor; Introdução — 222 cópias
Adam's Navel (1993) 136 cópias
Punctuated Equilibrium (2007) 107 cópias
Illuminations: A Bestiary (1986) 59 cópias
Alexis Rockman (2004) 16 cópias
Gould. Obra Esencial (2003) 6 cópias
Il millennio che non c'è (1999) 4 cópias
"Curveball" 3 cópias
Uomini e fossili 3 cópias
I pilastri del tempo (2000) 2 cópias
A Wiccan Reader, Vol. 1 (2010) 2 cópias
Firtinadaki Kirpi (2012) 2 cópias
The Geometer of Race 1 exemplar(es)
Dinosaur Deconstruction 1 exemplar(es)
Creating the Creators 1 exemplar(es)
A Cerion for Christopher 1 exemplar(es)
America Revisited 1 exemplar(es)
Darwin big shock(Chinese Edition) (2009) 1 exemplar(es)
Galileo Galilei 1 exemplar(es)
Selected Writings 1 exemplar(es)
various books 1 exemplar(es)
Dějiny planety Země (1998) 1 exemplar(es)
Os Oito Porquinhos (1996) 1 exemplar(es)
Nonmoral Nature 1 exemplar(es)
Lying Stones Marrakech 1 exemplar(es)
Steven Jay Gould 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Nightmares & Dreamscapes (1993) — Narrador, algumas edições8,381 cópias
The Far Side Gallery 3 (1988) — Prefácio — 2,139 cópias
In the Shadow of Man (1971) — Prefácio, algumas edições1,344 cópias
The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing (2008) — Contribuinte — 803 cópias
Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea (2001) — Introdução, algumas edições795 cópias
The Best American Essays of the Century (2000) — Contribuinte — 782 cópias
Eight Men Out: The Black Sox and the 1919 World Series (1963) — Introdução, algumas edições761 cópias
Darwin (Norton Critical Edition) (1970) — Contribuinte — 658 cópias
Baseball: A Literary Anthology (2002) — Contribuinte — 337 cópias
Man's Place in Nature (1863) — Introdução, algumas edições249 cópias
Hidden Histories of Science (1995) — Contribuinte — 238 cópias
The Value of Science: Essential Writings of Henri Poincare (1918) — Editor, algumas edições209 cópias
The Best American Essays 1994 (1994) — Contribuinte — 181 cópias
The Best American Science Writing 2000 (2000) — Contribuinte — 166 cópias
The Best American Essays 1991 (1991) — Contribuinte — 144 cópias
The Best American Science Writing 2001 (2001) — Contribuinte — 133 cópias
Charles Darwin's Letters: A Selection, 1825-1859 (2008) — Introdução, algumas edições124 cópias
Fossils: The Evolution and Extinction of Species (1991) — Introdução — 122 cópias
The Formation of Vegetable Mould Through the Action of Worms (1881) — Prefácio, algumas edições120 cópias
The Best American Essays 1990 (1990) — Contribuinte — 119 cópias
The Simpsons: Season 9 (2014) — Guest star — 96 cópias
Athanasius Kircher: the Last Man Who Knew Everything (2004) — Contribuinte, algumas edições94 cópias
Granta 16: Science (1985) — Contribuinte — 82 cópias
The Best American Essays 1986 (1986) — Contribuinte — 70 cópias
The Art of National Geographic (1999) — Prefácio — 64 cópias
The Viking Atlas of Evolution (1996) — Consulting editor — 14 cópias
Dinosaurs and other monsters (2004) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
New Scientist, 12 March 1987 (1987) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Gould, Stephen Jay
Nome de batismo
Gould, Stephen Jay
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
New York, New York, USA
Local de falecimento
New York, New York, USA
Causa da morte
metastatic adenocarcinoma
Locais de residência
New York, New York, USA
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Antioch College (BA|1963)
Columbia University (Ph.D|1967)
evolutionary biologist
historian of science
Shearer, Rhonda Roland (2nd wife)
Harvard University
American Museum of Natural History
Paleontological Society
Society for the Study of Evolution
Museum of Comparative Zoology
Library of Congress "Living Legends Award" for scientists and inventors"
Humanist of the Year (2001)
MacArthur Fellowship (1981)
Linnean Medal (1992)
Darwin-Wallace Medal (2008)
Paleontological Society Medal (2002) (mostrar todas 19)
Golden Plate Award (1982)
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (1983)
National Academy of Sciences (1989)
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1983)
St. Louis Literary Award (1994)
Sue Tyler Friedman Medal (1989)
Charles Schuchert Award (1975)
Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science (1983, 1990)
National Book Award (1981)
National Book Critics Circle Award (1981)
In Praise of Reason Award (1986)
The Isaac Asimov Award (1995)
The Pantheon of Skeptics (2011)
Aviso de desambiguação
This is the author page for Stephen Jay Gould. For the mystery writer, please see Stephen Gould. If you have books by the scientist listed as by "Stephen Gould", please consider editing the author field to include his full name. Thank you.



Engaging, thoughtful and accessible essays on evolution and more.
sfj2 | outras 20 resenhas | May 21, 2024 |
An optional text for undergrad students on my course Science: History and Culture. Gould was a lucid, thoughtful writer whose enthusiasm for his subjects was contagious.
sfj2 | outras 25 resenhas | May 21, 2024 |
davidrgrigg | Mar 23, 2024 |



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