IT'S a Wonderful Life (Film), WONDERFUL Life: The Burgess Shale the Nature of History (Book), and GOULD, Stephen Jay, 1941-2002
The author focuses on the connection played off by author and paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould between the film "It's a Wonderful Life" and his book "Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History."
New Scientist. 9/14/91, Vol. 131 Issue 1786, p57. 2p.
Announces U.S. palaeontologist Stephen Jay Gould as the winner of the 1991 Science Museum/COPUS science book prize for his book 'Wonderful Life.' Popular science publications by practicising scientists; Curiosity factor.
New Scientist. 5/11/81, Vol. 130 Issue 1768, p17. 1/8p.
Announces that Stephen Jay Gould has won the Rhone-Poulenc prize for his book `Wonderful Life.' The book details the discovery of tiny fossils in the Burgess Shale, in British Columbia; Runners-up, Jerry Bishop and Michael Waldholz for `Genome';Other science book prize-winners.
New Scientist. 5/11/81, Vol. 130 Issue 1768, p9. 1/4p.
SCIENCE writers, AWARDS, and LITERARY prizes
Expresses dismay at the awarding of this year's Science Book prize to American authors. Prize intended to encourage better science writing in Britain; Only two British contenders among the finalists; The Science Museum and the Committee on the Public Understanding of Science (COPUS); `Wonderful Life,' by Stephen Jay Gould; Restricting the prize to residents of the British Commonwealth; More.
The article presents a discussion on evolutionary biology. It presents the thought experiment offered by Stephen Gould called "replaying life's tape" which is contained in his book "Wonderful Life" in connection with Jonathan Losos and Michael Travisano's works related to the matter. Their works are based on macroevolutionary natural experiment and on a laboratory-controlled microevolutionary experiment, respectively.
Comments on the debate on taxonomy arising from discoveries from a study of the rocks of the Burgess Shale in the Canadian Rockies, as discussed in Stephen Jay Gould's book "Wonderful Life." Gould's point on the contingent nature of evolution; Reinterpretation of the fossils found in the Burgess shale to fit into old phyla; Description of Wiwaxia, Hallucigenia and Anomalocaris; Revisionists' point of view.
Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences. Apr94, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p181-186. 6p.
PSYCHOLOGY, NONFICTION, and REVIEWS
Reviews the books "Darwin et l'Apres-Darwin: Une Histoire du Concept de Selection," by J. Gayon, "Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History," by S. J. Gould and "Narratives of Human Evolution," by M. Landau.