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Gould, Stephenjay (1941–2002)
Stephen Jay Gould, Harvard University paleontologist, evolutionary biologist, and educator for more than 30 years, as well as a curator at the university's Museum of Comparative Zoology, was also a monthly columnist for Natural History magazine and a writer admired for his brilliant literary style. His work is read by almost everyone with an interest in science, from layperson to professional. In the last years of his career, Gould also taught biology and evolution at New York University. Gould published over 20 books in his career and rivals Richard Dawkins in his fame as a popu-larizer of evolution. His Ever Since Darwin: Reflections in Natural History , a collection of essays from his Natural History column, was published in 1977; a second volume of collected essays from the magazine appeared in 1980 as The Panda's Thumb and won a National Book Award. Among countless other ...