Macroevolution: diversity, disparity, contingency: essays in honor of Stephen Jay Gould.

Macroevolution: diversity, disparity, contingency: essays in honor of Stephen Jay Gould. Elisabeth S. Vrba, Niles Eldredge.
Macroevolution: diversity, disparity, contingency: essays in honor of Stephen Jay Gould.

New York: The Paleontological Society, 2005. Octavo, paperback, illustrations.

Supplement to Paleobiology Volume 31(2). Stephen Jay Gould (1941-2002) was one of the most prominent scientists of recent decades, a man whose expertise ranged from paleontology to evolutionary theory and the history of science. He was an unabashedly popular figure, attracting standing-room-only audiences to his lectures at Harvard and around the world. In his monthly Natural History columns and innumerable articles and books, Gould made evolution interesting in a way that hardly anyone--since the time of Darwin and Huxley--had been able to do. In this book the major themes of Gould's work are reassessed in light of new research by his contemporaries. The book includes original essays on heterochrony, disparity, and macroevolution, stasis and the dynamics of evolutionary change, and mass extinctions. Fourteen essays provide an expansive overview of contemporary evolutionary theory. Macroevolution is a unique tribute to Gould that will be a valuable educational resource for students, teachers, and anyone interested in the work of this scientific provocateur.

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