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George Gaylord Simpson (1902–1984)

Forfatter af The Meaning of Evolution

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(eng) George Gaylord Simpson whose CK is above The Meaning of Evolution et. al. He did not write Origin of Species but did write a foreword for an edition.

Image credit: June 1926 Yale PhD photo inscribed "for Professor R.S.Lull with the deepest regards of his pupil George G. Simpson"

Værker af George Gaylord Simpson

The Meaning of Evolution (1949) 224 eksemplarer
Fossils and the History of Life (1983) 139 eksemplarer
Life (1965) 54 eksemplarer
The major features of evolution (1953) 38 eksemplarer
Principles of animal taxonomy (1827) 29 eksemplarer
Quantitative zoology (1960) 18 eksemplarer
Biology and Man (1971) 13 eksemplarer

Associated Works

The Autobiography of Charles Darwin: 1809-1882 (1887) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver890 eksemplarer
The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing (2008) — Bidragyder — 804 eksemplarer
Ants, Indians, and little dinosaurs (1975) — Bidragyder — 191 eksemplarer
The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin (1887) — Forord, nogle udgaver57 eksemplarer

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Chicago, Illinois, USA
Tucson, Arizona, USA
Chicago, Illinois, USA
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
University of Colorado
Yale University (Ph.D.)
The American Museum
Harvard University
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Daniel Giraud Elliot Medal (1944)
Mary Clark Thompson Medal (1943)
Darwin Medal (1962)
Darwin-Wallace Medal (1958)
Linnean Medal (1962)
Kort biografi
George Gaylord Simpson was an American paleontologist. Simpson was perhaps the most influential paleontologist of the twentieth century, and a major participant in the modern evolutionary synthesis, contributing Tempo and mode in evolution (1944), The meaning of evolution (1949) and The major features of evolution (1953). He was an expert on extinct mammals and their intercontinental migrations.nHe anticipated such concepts as punctuated equilibrium (in Tempo and mode) and dispelled the myth that the evolution of the horse was a linear process culminating in the modern Equus caballus. He coined the word hypodigm in 1940, and published extensively on the taxonomy of fossil and extant mammals. Simpson was influentially, and incorrectly, opposed to Alfred Wegener's theory of continental drift.

He was Professor of Zoology at Columbia University, and Curator of the Department of Geology and Paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History from 1945 to 1959. He was Curator of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University from 1959 to 1970, and a Professor of Geosciences at the University of Arizona until his retirement in 1982.
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George Gaylord Simpson whose CK is above The Meaning of Evolution et. al. He did not write Origin of Species but did write a foreword for an edition.



I have no idea how I came across this book, it's not one you see hanging around the bookshop much. But however I found it, I'm really glad I did. I love time travel stories and this was a good one. And who doesn't love dinosuars? It's a nice, easy read and it's a short book, which is a bit of a pity as I didn't want it to end.

Garrison0550 | 7 andre anmeldelser | May 10, 2016 |
This is such a great little story! The bright pink cover is at odds with the storyline but don't let that put you off, I actually quite like the colour...it's 'quirky'. A very quick read and therein lies it's only flaw....it ended too soon. I hung on every word and would have liked to see many, many more of them.

The book was only ever intended as an amusement for the author, but by chance was it found after his death and published, and lucky for us that it was.

Short synopsis would be that an academic (Sam McGruder) from the far future (the year 2162), travels back in time to a place in prehistory where dinosaurs roamed, with no chance of ever getting back. Now, it's not JUST the story that hooks the reader, it's all the thought provoking ideas that the story presents too. What would 'I' do? How would 'I' cope? Would I cope?!

I wanted it to go on and on and on......

It's very short so any details I give are likely to be spoilers but suffice to say it's a great book and one not to be missed. From the moment you pick it up it will draw you in. Even if it's not your usual type of reading material, it's still worth the read.

Remember....don't let the pink cover put you off!
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SilverThistle | 7 andre anmeldelser | Dec 31, 2014 |
This slim novel was found in Simpson's papers 10 years after his death. He was a famous vertebrate paleontologist who wrote lots of scientific books during his illustrious career, but this is fiction. It's the story of Sam Magruder who goes back in time to the age of the dinosaurs. Magruder is alone- the only human for a billion years, and most of the transcendent bits of the novel deal with how he copes. It's a lovely, haunting little book.
satyridae | 7 andre anmeldelser | Apr 5, 2013 |



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