Niles Eldredge


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August 25, 1943

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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 Natural History began, under the combined Columbia University-American Museum graduate studies program.

Eldredge graduated summa cum laude from Columbia College of Columbia University in 1965, and enrolled in the university's doctoral program while continuing his research at the museum. He completed his PhD in 1969.

In 1969, Eldredge became a curator
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The Triumph of Evolution: a...

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Darwin: Discovering the Tre...

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Why We Do It: Rethinking Se...

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Fossils: The Evolution and ...

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Extinction and Evolution: W...

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The Pattern of Evolution

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Life in the Balance: Humani...

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The Monkey Business: A Scie...

3.65 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 1982 — 2 editions
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Time Frames: The Rethinking...

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Dominion

3.40 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1995 — 3 editions
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“I'm doing now with cornets exactly what I used to do with trilobites: measuring, analyzing and cataloging the myriad gradations of their forms.”
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