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sábado, 2 de dezembro de 2006
645) Stephen Jay Gould: uma pagina nao-oficial, muito rica
Stephen Jay Gould (1941-2002) was among the best known and widely read scientists of the late 20th century. A paleontologist and educator at Harvard University, Gould made his largest contributions to science as the leading spokes-person for evolutionary theory. His monthly columns in Natural History magazine and his popular works on evolution have earned him numerous awards and one of the largest readerships in the popular-science genre — penning altogether over twenty successful books throughout his career.
For more than 30 years Gould served on the faculty at Harvard, where he was Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology, Professor of Geology, Biology, and the History of Science, as well as curator for Invertebrate Paleontology at the institution's Museum of Comparative Zoology. On this website you will find articles by Gould and his colleagues focusing on the finer points of his work, the nature of life's evolution, and the general ontogeny of evolutionary theory.
Tem tudo isto aqui:
Biography Bibliography Quotations Media Library Reviews Interviews People Reflections Books Links
Coloquei, só de curiosidade, a palavra "Brazil" no Search instrumento do site, e acabou resultando nisto:
Results from This Site: 1 - 10 of 16 total results for Brazil
A.C. Seward, "Darwin and Modern Science," 1909 - Chapter 15
... note-books and collections of W.J. Burchell, the great traveller in Africa (1810-15) and Brazil (1825-30). The most interesting of his records on this subject are brought together in the following paragraphs ...
http://www.stephenjaygould.org/library/modern-science/chapter15.html - 78k - 2005-11-17
Charles Darwin, "On the Origin Of Species," 1859 - Chapter 10
... seen in the wonderful collection of fossil bones made by MM. Lund and Clausen in the caves of Brazil. I was so much impressed with these facts that I strongly insisted, in 1839 and 1845, on this `law ...
http://www.stephenjaygould.org/library/on-the-origin/chapter10.html - 67k - 2005-11-17
A.C. Seward, "Darwin and Modern Science," 1909 - Chapter 3
... the beautiful blue of our little Lycaenidae to the magnificent azure of the large Morphinae of Brazil. In a great many cases, though not by any means in all, the male butterflies are "more beautiful" ...
http://www.stephenjaygould.org/library/modern-science/chapter03.html - 139k - 2005-11-17
A.C. Seward, "Darwin and Modern Science," 1909 - Chapter 17
... -line or a series of islands interrupted by shallow seas, just as one would expect if, and when, a Brazil-Ethiopian mass of land were breaking up. Lastly from Central America to the Mediterranean stretches ...
http://www.stephenjaygould.org/library/modern-science/chapter17.html - 56k - 2005-11-17
Charles Darwin, "Autobiography," 1902
... in the same cabin. We had several quarrels; for instance, early in the voyage at Bahia, in Brazil, he defended and praised slavery, which I abominated, and told me that he had just visited a great slave ...
http://www.stephenjaygould.org/library/darwin_autobiography.html - 139k - 2005-09-26
Robert Chambers, "Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation," Ch. 10, 1844
... least two other parts of the earth,—namely, the sub-Himalayan hills, near the Sutlej, and in Brazil, (both in the tertiary strata ;) the first being a large species of semnopithecus, and the second ...
http://www.stephenjaygould.org/library/vestiges/chapter10.html - 14k - 2005-09-26
A.C. Seward, "Darwin and Modern Science," 1909 - Chapter 7
... . That fertility is the more usual is shown by the excessive fertility of the hybrid population of Brazil. This, and the great variability of the distinguishing characters of the different races, as well ...
http://www.stephenjaygould.org/library/modern-science/chapter07.html - 74k - 2005-11-17
A.C. Seward, "Darwin and Modern Science," 1909 - Chapter 9
... ", "Archiv fur Religionswissenschaft", VIII. (1905), page 248.) The Borororos, an Indian tribe of Brazil, will have it that they are parrots of a gorgeous red plumage which live in their native forests ...
http://www.stephenjaygould.org/library/modern-science/chapter09.html - 58k - 2005-11-17
A.C. Seward, "Darwin and Modern Science," 1909 - Chapter 18
... by the discovery of these fossil bones, was doubtless deepened as, in his progress southward from Brazil to Patagonia, he found similar species of Edentate animals everywhere replacing one another among ...
http://www.stephenjaygould.org/library/modern-science/chapter18.html - 142k - 2005-11-17
A.C. Seward, "Darwin and Modern Science," 1909 - Chapter 20
... -fertilisation produces no result. This self-sterility is affected by climatic conditions: thus in Brazil Eschscholzia californica is absolutely sterile to the pollen of its own flowers; the descendants ...
http://www.stephenjaygould.org/library/modern-science/chapter20.html - 70k - 2005-11-17
Unofficial SJG Archive - People - Theodosius Dobzhansky (1900-1975)
... of fruit flies in the mountains of Arizona, New Mexico, California and even the rain forests of Brazil. Dobzhansky's intimate familiarity with the processes of variation and evolution in these fast-breeding ...
http://www.stephenjaygould.org/people/theodosius_dobzhansky.html - 9k - 2006-02-01
SJG Archive - People - William D. Hamilton - Interview
... groups there is male winglessness and in others, female winglessness. Frans Roes: You went to Brazil in 1975 to study the fig wasp. What did you discover? W. D. Hamilton: Actually, I went to study life ...
http://www.stephenjaygould.org/library/hamilton_interview.html - 13k - 2005-09-26
Charles Darwin, "On the Origin Of Species," 1859 - Chapter 11
... America a host of peculiar species belonging to European genera occur. On the highest mountains of Brazil, some few European genera were found by Gardner, which do not exist in the wide intervening hot ...
http://www.stephenjaygould.org/library/on-the-origin/chapter11.html - 73k - 2005-11-17
Charles Darwin, "On the Origin Of Species," 1859 - Chapter 12
... manner throughout the world. I well remember, when first collecting in the fresh waters of Brazil, feeling much surprise at the similarity of the fresh-water insects, shells, &c., and at the dissimilarity ...
http://www.stephenjaygould.org/library/on-the-origin/chapter12.html - 56k - 2005-11-17
Michael Shermer, "Glorious Contingency," 1999
... this the butterfly effect and by now the metaphor is well known: A butterfly flaps its wings in Brazil, producing a storm in Texas. The uncertainty, of our past and unpredictability of our future created ...
http://www.stephenjaygould.org/library/shermer_contingency.html - 17k - 2005-09-26
Unofficial SJG Archive - People - Alexander Agassiz
... assistant in zoology at the museum, taking charge of it in 1865 during his father's absence in Brazil. In 1865 he became engaged in coal mining in Pennsylvania, and during the following year in the copper ...
http://www.stephenjaygould.org/people/alexander_agassiz.html - 8k - 2005-09-26
Afinal de contas, sua cadeira era a "Louis Agassiz", um sabio de Harvard, amigo do imperador Pedro II e que aprendeu um pouco de paleontologia passeando pelo Brasil, em meados do seculo XIX.
Boas visitas e boas leituras a todos.
PS: Tenho um antigo artigo, publicado na revista "Ciencia e Cultura", da SBPC, analisando a obra de Gould. Aos interessados, basta pedir.
Paulo Roberto de Almeida