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"In science, "fact" can only mean "confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent." I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms." -- Stephen Jay Gould
Stephen Jay Gould (September 10, 1941 – May 20, 2002) was an American paleontologist, evolutionary biologist and historian of science. He was also one of the most influential and widely read writers of popular science of his generation.Gould spent most of his career teaching at Harvard University and working at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. In the latter years of his life, Gould also taught biology and evolution at New York University near his home in SoHo.

Gould's greatest contribution to science was the theory of punctuated equilibrium which he developed with Niles Eldredge in 1972. The theory proposes that most evolution is marked by long periods of evolutionary stability, which is punctuated by rare instances of branching evolution. The theory was contrasted against phyletic gradualism, the popular idea that evolutionary change is marked by a pattern of smooth and continuous change in the fossil record.

Most of Gould's empirical research was based on the land snails Poecilozonites and Cerion. He also contributed to evolutionary developmental biology, and has received wide praise for his book Ontogeny and Phylogeny. In evolutionary theory he opposed strict selectionism, sociobiology as applied to humans, and evolutionary psychology. He campaigned against creationism and proposed that science and religion should be considered two distinct fields, or "magisteria", whose authorities do not overlap.

Many of Gould's Natural History essays were reprinted in collected volumes, such as Ever Since Darwin and The Panda's Thumb, while his popular treatises included books such as The Mismeasure of Man, Wonderful Life and Full House.

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Total Books: 254
Wonderful LifeThe Burgess Shale And the Nature of History
2019 - Wonderful Lifethe Burgess Shale and the Nature of History [Chinese Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9787544386944
ISBN-10: 7544386945

La vita meravigliosa
2018 - La VIta Meravigliosa [Italian Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788807885969
ISBN-10: 8807885964

Ever Since Darwin
2016 - Ever Since Darwin [Chinese Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9787544364942
ISBN-10: 7544364941

Dinosaur in a Haystack Reflections in Natural History
2013 - Dinosaur in a Haystack Reflections in Natural History [Chinese Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9787553700380
ISBN-10: 755370038X
Genre: Science & Math

The Flamingos Smile
2013 - The Flamingos Smile [Reflections in Natural History - Chinese Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9787553700397
ISBN-10: 7553700398

Wonderful Life The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History
2013 - Wonderful Life the Burgess Shale and the Nature of History [Chinese Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9787553700410
ISBN-10: 755370041X
Genre: Science & Math

Un erizo en la tormenta  ensayos sobre ideas y libros
2012 - Un Erizo En La Tormenta Ensayos Sobre Ideas Y Libros (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788490061657
ISBN-10: 8490061653

Full House The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin
I Have Landed The End of a Beginning in Natural History
2011 - I Have Landed the End of a Beginning in Natural History (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780674061620
ISBN-10: 0674061624
Genre: Science & Math

Leonardo's Mountain of Clams and the Diet of Worms Essays on Natural History
Questioning the Millennium A Rationalist's Guide to a Precisely Arbitrary Countdown Revised Edition
The Hedgehog the Fox and the Magister's Pox Mending the Gap between Science and the Humanities
The Lying Stones of Marrakech Penultimate Reflections in Natural History
The Mismeasure of Man
2011 - The Mismeasure of Man [Audio CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781452604107
ISBN-10: 145260410X
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Science & Math, Medical Books

Quand les poules auront des dents Rflexions sur l'Histoire naturelle
2011 - Quand Les Poules Auront Des Dents Rflexions Sur L'histoire Naturelle (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782213665962
ISBN-10: 2213665966

La MalMesure de l'homme
2009 - La Malmesure De L'homme (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9782738121981
ISBN-10: 2738121985

The Flamingo's Smile Reflections in Natural History
2008 - The Flamingo's Smile Reflections in Natural History (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781439510247
ISBN-10: 1439510245

Bully for Brontosaurus Reflections in Natural History
2008 - Bully for Brontosaurus Reflections in Natural History (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781439508985
ISBN-10: 1439508984
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Antilopes dodos et coquillages
2008 - Antilopes Dodos Et Coquillages (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782020146876
ISBN-10: 2020146878

La flecha del tiempo/ The Arrow of Time
2007 - La Flecha Del Tiempo/ the Arrow of Time [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788420627366
ISBN-10: 8420627364
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science & Math

Punctuated Equilibrium
2007 - Punctuated Equilibrium (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780674024441
ISBN-10: 0674024443
Genres: Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation

2005 - Brontosaurus Y La Nalga Del Ministro [Biblioteca De Bolsillo - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
1998 - Evolution Extinction Essays [Audio Cassette - Unabridged] (Audio Cassette)
1997 - Aux Racines Du Temps [Ldp Bib.Essais - French Edition] (Paperback)
1996 - Fossils (Paperback)
1995 - The Individual in Darwin's World [EDINBURGH MEDAL LECTURES] (Paperback)
1989 - Shells (Hardcover)
1971 - Rational Society [A.Comte Memorial Lecture] (Paperback)
Vida Maravillosa La [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
El Libro De La VIda [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Gould Obra Esencial [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Dientes De Gallina Y Dedos De Caballo Reflexiones Sobre Historia Natural [Biblioteca de Bolsillo Editorial Critica - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
La VIda Maravillosa [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Ocho Cerditos [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)