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Published: 05 November 2008

416 Pages | 6 halftone and 22 line BW illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195373202

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Stephen Jay Gould

Reflections on His View of Life

Edited by Warren D. Allmon, Patricia Kelley, and Robert Ross

  • Gould was a major and highly influential intellectual figure over the past 30 years - in science and society in general and in evolutionary paleobiology in particular. Some assessments during his lifetime deemed him the most well-known scientist in the world.
  • This is the first (and so far only) volume to critically explore his numerous and varied scientific and intellectual contributions and to judge how they do and will contribute to our overall understanding of the history of life.
  • Gould's work was widely quoted and criticized, but less often read carefully, or clearly understood. This book serves as a "reader's guide" to Gould's thinking and writing, especially to his largely unreadable master work Structure of Evolutionary Theory.
  • It contains the first complete bibliography of Gould's voluminous writing; nothing else available comes close.
  • This is a knowledgeable, honest assessment of Gould's contributions that place him in context and clearly explain his place in science and evolution in the late 20th century.

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