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1. Stephen Jay Gould [2012]

Book
216 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
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1 videocassette (57 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
A profile of the paleontologist, author and professor who is perhaps the liveliest voice in the field of evolutionary theory today. Gould expounds with informed humor on anything from the evolution of the panda's thumb to why a clam would mount a fish on its rear end. In a more serious vein Gould is shown testifying before a congressional committee on the effects on all life-forms of a "nuclear winter."
Media & Microtext Center
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xiii, 400 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • EDITORS PREFACE-- LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS-- The structure of Gould: History, happenstance, humanism, and the unity of his view of life. - Warren D. Allmon-- Diversity in the fossil record and Stephen Jay Goulds evolving view of the history of life. - Richard K. Bambach-- The legacy of punctuated equilbrium - Dana H. Geary-- A tree grows in Queens: Stephen Jay Gould and ecology - Warren D. Allmon, Paul J. Morris, and Linda C. Ivany-- Stephen Jay Goulds winnowing fork: Science, religion, and creationism. - Patricia H. Kelley-- Top-tier: Stephen Jay Gould and mass extinctions, or I remember Steve talking about mass extinction one day, boy that was a hoot - David C. Kendrick-- Stephen Jay Gould What does it mean to be a radical? - Richard C. Lewontin and Richard Levins-- Evolutionary theory and the uses of biology. - Philip Kitcher-- Stephen Jay Goulds evolving, hierarchical thoughts on stasis. - Bruce S. Lieberman-- Stephen Jay Gould: The scientist as educator. - Robert M. Ross-- Stephen Jay Gould: Remembering a geologist - Jill S. Schneiderman-- Goulds odyssey: Form may follow function, or former function, and all species are equal (especially bacteria), but history is trumps. - Roger D. K. Thomas-- The tree of life: Stephen Jay Goulds contributions to systematics - Margaret M. Yaccobucci-- Genetics and Development: Good as Gould - Robert L. Dorit-- BIBLIOGRAPHY OF STEPHEN J. GOULD-- COMPILED BY WARREN D. ALLMON-- INDEX.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195373202 20160528
Considered by many during his lifetime as the most well-known scientist in the world, Stephen Jay Gould left an enormous and influential body of work. A Harvard professor of paleontology, evolutionary biology, and the history of science, Gould provided major insights into our understanding of the history of life. He helped to reinvigorate paleontology, launch macroevolution on a new course, and provide a context in which the biological developmental stages of an organism's embryonic growth could be integrated into an understanding of evolution. This book is a set of reflections on the many areas of Gould's intellectual life by the people who knew and understood him best: former students and prominent close collaborators. Mostly a critical assessment of his legacy, the chapters are not technical contributions but rather offer a combination of intellectual bibliography, personal memoir, and reflection on Gould's diverse scientific achievements. The work includes the most complete bibliography of his writings to date and offers a multi-dimensional view of Gould's life-work not to be found in any other volume.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195373202 20160528
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Archive/Manuscript
568.75 Linear feet (792 boxes, 119 cartons, 31 flat boxes, 14 map folders; 160 videotapes, 271 audio cassettes, 7 reels, 35 compact discs. Computer media: 1,180 files [52 megabytes])
Finding aid
Online Archive of California
The papers include correspondence, juvenilia, manuscripts, subject files, teaching files, photographs, audiovisual materials, and personal and biographical materials created and compiled by Gould. Both textual and born digital materials are represented in the collection.
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Software/Multimedia
1 CD-ROM : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 user's guide (9 p. ; 18 cm.)
Features a 60-minute lecture by Gould, in QuickTime video; the entire illustrated text of three books, Bully for brontosaurus by Gould, and the Voyage of the Beagle and The Origin of the species by Charles Darwin; hypertext links between the central lecture and primary historical d ocuments; over one hundred graphs and illustrations.
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Video
1 videocassette (28 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Dr. Gould, well known for his scientific columns and books for the general public discusses his early education and how he became interested in science as a career.
Media & Microtext Center
Book
223 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Stephen Jay Gould was not only a leading paleontologist and evolutionary theorist, he was also a humanist with an enduring interest in the history and philosophy of science. The extraordinary range of Gould's work was underpinned by a richly nuanced and deeply insightful worldview.Richard York and Brett Clark engage Gould's science and humanism to illustrate and develop the intellectual power of Gould's worldview, particularly with regard to the philosophy of science. They demonstrate how the Gouldian perspective sheds light on many of the key debates occurring not only in the natural sciences, but in the social sciences as well. They engage the themes that unified Gould's work and drove his inquires throughout his intellectual career, such as the nature of history, both natural and social, particularly the profound importance of contingency and the uneven tempo of change. They also assess Gould's views on structuralism, highlighting the importance of the dialectical interaction of structural forces with everyday demands for function, and his views on the hierarchical ordering of causal forces, with some forces operating at large scales and/or over long spans of time, while others are operating on small scales and/or occur frequently or rapidly.York and Clark also address Gould's application of these principals to understanding humanity's place in nature, including discussions of human evolution, sociobiology, and the role of art in human life. Taken together, this book illuminates Gould's dynamic understanding of the world and his celebration of both science and humanism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781583672174 20160602
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249 p. ; 24 cm.
  • A charming style
  • Philosophy of science
  • The contours of history
  • The politics of human nature
  • Science and human inequality
  • Science and religion
  • A new theory?
Harvard palaeontologist Stephen Jay Gould was, until his death in 2002, America's best-known natural scientist. His monthly essays in "Natural History" magazine were widely read by both scientists and ordinary citizens with an interest in science. One of his books won the National Book Award, and another was a best-seller in three countries. Philosopher Daniel Dennett proclaimed him 'America's evolutionist laureate'. While many people have written about Gould's science, pro and con, and a few have written about his politics, this is the first book to explore his science and politics as a consistent whole. Political scientist David F. Prindle argues that Gould's mind worked along two tracks simultaneously - the scientific and the political. All of his concepts and arguments were bona fide contributions to science, but all of them also contained specifically political implications. As one example among many, Prindle cites Gould's controversial argument that if the 'tape of evolution' could be rewound and then allowed to unspool again, nothing resembling human beings would likely evolve. This was part of his larger thesis that people are not the result of a natural tendency toward perfection in evolution, but the result of chance, or as Gould put it, contingency. As Prindle notes, Gould's scientific ideas often sought to attack human hubris, and thus prepare the ground for the political argument that people should treat nature with more restraint. Prindle evaluates Gould's concepts of punctuated equilibrium (developed with Niles Eldredge), 'spandrels', and 'exaptation'; his stance on sociobiology, on human inequality and intelligence testing; his pivotal role in the culture wars between science and fundamentalist Christianity; and, claims that he was a closet Marxist, which Prindle disputes. He continually emphasises that in all these debates Gould's science cannot be understood without an understanding of his politics. He concludes by considering whether Gould offered a new theory of evolution. Anyone with an interest in one of America's great scientists, or in palaeontology, evolutionary theory, or intellectual history will find this book to be a fascinating exploration of the man and his ideas.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781591027188 20160528
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Software/Multimedia
1 computer optical disc : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. in container 22 x 15 x 2 cm + 1 user's guide (9 p. ; 18 cm)
Includes a 60 minute lecture in which evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould poses 3 riddles: Who was the naturalist on board the Beagle? Why didn't Charles Darwin use the word "evolution"? And why did Darwin delay so long in publishing the most radical notion in the history of biology? Additional materials include: the complete text of Gould's Bully for brontosaurus and 19 related essays; letters from Darwin, excerpts from his biography and other reference materials; the texts of Voyage of the Beagle and On the origin of the species; plus related literature, maps, graphs, and illustrations.
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231 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xiv, 654 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
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646 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
There aren't many scientists famous enough in their lifetime to be canonized by the US Congress as one of America's 'living legends'. It is still more unlikely that the title should have been conferred on a man regarded by many in the US as a notorious radical and sometime Marxist - controversial throughout his life as a theorist and polemicist even amongst colleagues in his own chosen fields of palaeontology and evolutionary theory. Yet few would have grudged this accolade to Stephen Jay Gould, whose writings on history - both of the natural world and of the study of that natural world - had made him a household name by the time of his death in 2002. And not just in the Anglophone world, for his books and articles have been widely translated and read in their hundreds of thousands in every society in which debate about evolution and the human condition are the stuff of intellectual life. Gould's written legacy is prodigious - the unbroken series of 300 essays published in "Natural History" magazine, a clutch of books culminating in the monumental 1400 page "Structure of Evolutionary Theory", appearing just months before his death, and of course his academic papers. A committed Darwinian and robust critic of creationist myths, he nevertheless made major revisions to orthodox Darwinian theory, from his concept of punctuated equilibrium to his insistence on the importance of chance in the history of life on earth. And in addition, his trenchant attacks on scientific racism and the pretensions of sociobiology still resonate, nearly three decades after they were first written. In the "Stephen Jay Gould Reader", Steven Rose and Paul McGarr have selected from across the full range of Gould's writing, including some of the most famous of his essays and extracts from his major books. An introduction by Steven Rose sets both the essays, and Gould's life, in context.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780224076074 20160528
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[26], 1228, [113], [1] p. : illus. (incl. port.), tables ; 35 cm.
Special Collections
Book
4 p. l., [3]-174 p., 1 l., 124 p. 4 pl. (incl. front.) 28 cm.
Collection
Stephen J. Gould Rare Books Collection
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925, 292 p. : maps. ; 20 cm.
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16. My friend, Mr Leakey [1937] Online

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179, [1] p. illus. 21 cm.
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Stephen J. Gould Rare Books Collection
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416 p. ; 16cm.
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Stephen J. Gould Rare Books Collection
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110, 110 p. ; 16 cm.
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Stephen J. Gould Rare Books Collection
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19. Yom Kippur Maariv [1971] Online

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89, [1] p. 24 cm.
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Stephen J. Gould Rare Books Collection
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xxvi, 1285, [1] p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
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Stephen J. Gould Rare Books Collection
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