Stephen Jay Gould
#30 Overall Influence

Stephen Jay Gould

American evolutionary biologist


Why is this person notable and influential?

Stephen Jay Gould was an American paleontologist, evolutionary biologist, and historian of science. He was one of the most influential and widely read authors 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 1996, Gould was hired as the Vincent Astor Visiting Research Professor of Biology at New York University, where he divided his time teaching there and at Harvard.

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Harvard University
Harvard University

Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Columbia University
Columbia University

Private Ivy League research university in New York City

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Antioch University
Antioch University

University with 5 campuses in the United States

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New York University
New York University

Private research university in New York City

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University of Leeds
University of Leeds

University in Leeds, United Kingdom

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Notable Works

What contributions to academia has this person made?
  • The Flamingo's Smile
  • Bully for Brontosaurus
  • Bully for Brontosaurus
  • An Urchin in the Storm
  • The Panda's Thumb
  • Rocks of Ages
  • Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes
  • Eight Little Piggies
  • Wonderful Life
  • Time's Arrow, Time's Cycle
  • Full House: The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin
  • I Have Landed
  • The Structure of Evolutionary Theory
  • Questioning the Millennium
  • The Mismeasure of Man
  • Ontogeny and Phylogeny
  • Ever Since Darwin
  • The Hedgehog, the Fox, and the Magister's Pox
  • Dinosaur in a Haystack
  • Leonardo's Mountain of Clams and the Diet of Worms
  • The Lying Stones of Marrakech

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#5 World Rank #1 USA Rank
#89 World Rank #10 USA Rank
#369 World Rank #58 USA Rank
#2549 World Rank #500 USA Rank