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The Pattern of Evolution

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From one of the world's most accomplished scientific thinkers comes a fascinating exploration of the way we investigate and understand the connections between the living and nonliving worlds.
Paperback, 219 pages
Published June 12th 2000 by W. H. Freeman (first published October 1998)
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James
Niles Eldredge had an interesting concept in writing The Pattern of Evolution, at least one that shied away from the norm of popular writing on evolution. No "history of life" narrative will be found here, at least not in the normal sense. The overarching theme is one against genetic reductionism, and an emphasis on both historical pattern as well as unique historical events in affecting the course of evolution. Though the subject material in itself was interesting, overall I found the book as a ...more
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Jul 19, 2010 Lucas rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The most interesting section was on the transition from belief that the continents were immobile to plate tectonics theory in the 1960s. There are 6 or so major sets of evidence from different areas that came together and resulted in the change, and only a few I'd seen before in isolation- and most modern geology books take it for granted. Continental drift was proposed decades earlier but with less evidence and some bad evidence thrown in, this is compared to the publication of 'The Origin of S ...more
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Aug 24, 2009 Bernie_dunham rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: My daughters, son-in-laws, and wife.
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1999 essays on modern evolutionary theory.
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Niles Eldredge (born August 25, 1943) is an American biologist and paleontologist, who, along with Stephen Jay Gould, proposed the theory of punctuated equilibrium in 1972.

Eldredge began his undergraduate studies in Latin at Columbia University. Before completing his degree he switched to the study of anthropology under Norman D. Newell. It was at this time that his work at the American Museum of
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