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Author Gould, Stephen Jay.

Title Punctuated equilibrium / Stephen Jay Gould.

Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  576.82 G698P    Check Shelf
Edition 1st pbk. ed.
Description viii, 396 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Note "Originally published as the central chapter of Gould's masterwork, The structure of evolutionary theory"--Page 4 of cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 362-381) and index.
Contents 1. What every paleontologist knows -- 2. The primary claims of punctuated equilibrium -- 3. The scientific debate on punctuated equilibrium : critiques and responses -- 4. Sources of data for testing punctuated equilibrium -- 5. The broader implications of punctuated equilibrium for evolutionary theory and general notions of change -- App. A : A largely sociological (and fully partisan) history of the impact and critique of punctuated equilibrium.
Summary "In 1972 Stephen Jay Gould took the scientific world by storm with his paper on punctuated equilibrium, written with Niles Eldredge. Challenging a core assumption of Darwin's theory of evolution, it launched the career of one of the most influential evolutionary biologists of our time - perhaps the best known since Darwin."
"Now, thirty-five years later, and five years after his untimely death, Punctuated Equilibrium (originally published as the central chapter of Gould's masterwork, The Structure of Evolutionary Theory) offers his only book-length testament on an idea he fiercely promoted, repeatedly refined, and tirelessly defended. Punctuated equilibrium holds that the great majority of species originate in geological moments (punctuations) and persist in stasis. The idea was hotly debated because it forced biologists to rethink entrenched ideas about evolutionary patterns and processes. But as Gould shows here in his typically exhaustive coverage, the idea has become the foundation of a new view of hierarchical selection and macroevolution."--Jacket.
Subject Punctuated equilibrium (Evolution)
Punctuated equilibrium (Evolution) (OCoLC)fst01084082
Punktualismus (DE-588)7576842-2
Added Author Gould, Stephen Jay. Structure of evolutionary theory.
ISBN 9780674024441
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