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Editor's Preface List of Contributors Warren D. Allmon: The structure of Gould: History, happenstance, humanism, and the unity of his view of life. Richard K. Bambach: Diversity in the fossil record and Stephen Jay Gould's evolving view of the history of life. Dana H. Geary: The legacy of punctuated equilbrium Warren D. Allmon, Paul J. Morris and Linda C. Ivany: A tree grows in Queens: Stephen Jay Gould and ecology Patricia H. Kelley: Stephen Jay Gould's winnowing fork: Science, religion, and creationism David C. Kendrick: Top-tier: Stephen Jay Gould and mass extinctions, or "I remember Steve talking about mass extinction one day, boy that was a hoot" Richard C. Lewontin and Richard Levins: Stephen Jay Gould - What does it mean to be a radical? Philip Kitcher: Evolutionary theory and the uses of biology Bruce S. Lieberman: Stephen Jay Gould's evolving, hierarchical thoughts on stasis Robert M. Ross: Stephen Jay Gould: The scientist as educator Jill S. Schneiderman: Stephen Jay Gould: Remembering a geologist Roger D. K. Thomas: Gould's odyssey: Form may follow function, or former function, and all species are equal (especially bacteria), but history is trumps. Margaret M. Yaccobucci: The tree of life: Stephen Jay Gould's contributions to systematics Robert L. Dorit: Genetics and Development: Good as Gould Compiled by Warren D. Allmon: Bibliography of Stephen J. Gould Index

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Warren D. Allmon is Director of the Paleontological Research Institution in Ithaca, NY, and Professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell University. Patricia H. Kelley is Professor of Geology at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. Robert M. Ross is Associate Director for Outreach at the Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, NY.


"He [Gould] emerges as a genius of sorts, but - appropriately for his geologist beginnings - with feet not unmarked by clay." - Nature "One of the first important works in what may someday be an extensive field of Gouldiana. The wonderful collection of essays reflecting on Gould's view of life, edited by his former students, presents a variety of insightful assessments of his work, while also giving us a glimpse of the man himself through the eyes of people who knew him well - his students and close colleagues. All the authors who a clear affection for Gould and an admiration for his accomplishments. However, none are servile followers, unwilling to criticize (Gould would have admired them for this). Thus, this volume is not, as the editors note their preface, an attempt at hagiography, but rather, a serious engagement with Gould's intellectual legacy." -- Monthly Review "An interesting collection of essays."--American Scientist "There are many perceptive and useful essays in this collection, and anyone interested in the development of 20th -century evolutionary thought will be fascinated by their insights."--Reports of the National Center for Science Education

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