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In his autobiography, published posthumously in 1960, Richard Goldschmidt wrote: “I am confident that in twenty years my [work], which is now ignored, will be given an honorable place in the history of evolutionary thought.”  The publication of this edition, now reissued with a new introduction by Stephen Jay Gould, proves Goldschmidt’s prediction to be correct.

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Paperback, 438 pages
Published September 10th 1982 by Yale University Press (first published September 10th 1940)
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Richard Benedict Goldschmidt (April 12, 1878 – April 24, 1958) was a German-born American geneticist. He is considered the first to integrate genetics, development, and evolution. He pioneered understanding of reaction norms, genetic assimilation, dynamical genetics, sex determination, and heterochrony. Controversially, Goldschmidt advanced a model of macroevolution through macromutations that is ...more
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