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Links to Biographical Information


Biographical information is available from Britannica Online. The Britannica Online article includes links to related sites and reviews of Gould's writings. (Britannica Online is only available to Stanford faculty, staff, and students.)

For biographical entries on Gould in American Men and Women of Science (1998), Writer's Directory, 11th ed. (1998), Almanac of Famous People, 6th ed. (1998), and Major Twentieth Century Writers (1991), link to LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe*. Select "Biographical Information," enter Stephen Jay Gould's name into the search form, change the date option to "All available dates," and click the Search button. Other materials besides those listed above will be retrieved.

*Academic Universe, which provides a Web interface to a large selection of Lexis-Nexis files, is available for the use of Stanford faculty, students, and staff only. A password is not required, but the connection must be made from a computer with a Stanford Internet Protocol (IP) address. Stanford telnet access to Lexis-Nexis via FOLIO was discontinued August 31, 1998.


Links to Critical Information


An excellent collection of links to publications available via the Web by Gould and his critics is maintained in roughly threaded order under the rubric "The G-Files" by John Catalano. These links include several book reviews, interviews and essays by Gould, the dueling book reviews by Gould and Richard Dawkins published in the June 1997 issue of Evolution, Andrew Brown's "Feud for Thought" from The Guardian (June 11, 1997), the war of words among Gould, Daniel Dennett and Steven Pinker in New York Review of Books and many others. The "G-Files" are a section of Catalano's World of Richard Dawkins Web site.

Catalano's collection of links to sites on evolution is a good place on the Web to begin the search for information about contemporary evolutionary theory, a topic to which Gould has been a major contributor. A useful source for selected books on Darwin and Darwinian evolution is Laurence Hurst's "New Scientist's Darwinian Selection."

Wesley Elsberry has created an excellent introduction and guide to Gould and Eldredge's notion of "punctuated equilibria," with many references to the relevant literature. A retrospective look at the reception and development of "punk eek" by Donald R. Prothero, "Punctuated Equilibrium at Twenty: A Paleontological Perspective" also contains many bibliographical references, as well as a summary of the literature following up on Gould and Eldredge, especially in paleontology.








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