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

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#5 World Rank #1 USA Rank
#88 World Rank #10 USA Rank
#370 World Rank #57 USA Rank
#2795 World Rank #549 USA Rank