By Robert Ross, Patricia Kelley
Thought of by means of many in the course of his lifetime because the such a lot famous scientist on the earth, Stephen Jay Gould left a huge and influential physique of labor. A Harvard professor of paleontology, evolutionary biology, and the historical past of technology, Gould supplied significant insights into our knowing of the historical past of lifestyles. He helped to reinvigorate paleontology, release macroevolution on a brand new direction, and supply a context during which the organic developmental levels of an organism's embryonic progress should be built-in into an realizing of evolution. This publication is a collection of reflections at the many components of Gould's highbrow existence via the folk who knew and understood him top: former scholars and sought after shut collaborators. quite often a severe evaluation of his legacy, the chapters aren't technical contributions yet particularly supply a mix of highbrow bibliography, own memoir, and mirrored image on Gould's various medical achievements. The paintings contains the main whole 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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