Stephen Jay Gould: Reflections on His View of Life

Stephen Jay Gould: Reflections on His View of Life

Warren D. Allmon


thought of via many in the course of his lifetime because the such a lot recognized scientist on the earth, Stephen Jay Gould left an incredible and influential physique of labor. A Harvard professor of paleontology, evolutionary biology, and the historical past of technological know-how, Gould supplied significant insights into our knowing of the heritage of existence. He helped to reinvigorate paleontology, release macroevolution on a brand new direction, and supply a context within which the organic developmental levels of an organism's embryonic development will be built-in into an knowing of evolution. This e-book is a collection of reflections at the many components of Gould's highbrow lifestyles through the folk who knew and understood him most sensible: former scholars and favorite shut collaborators. more often than not a severe evaluate of his legacy, the chapters should not technical contributions yet really supply a mixture of highbrow bibliography, own memoir, and mirrored image on Gould's varied medical achievements. The paintings contains the main entire bibliography of his writings up to now and gives a multi-dimensional view of Gould's life-work to not be present in the other quantity.

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