George Gaylord Simpson
George Gaylord Simpson (June 16, 1902 – October 6, 1984) was an American paleontologist. He was an expert on extinct mammals and their intercontinental migrations. Simpson was the most influential paleontologist of the twentieth century and a major participant in the Modern synthesis, contribting Tempo and Mode in Evolution (1944) and Principles of Classification and a Classification of Mammals (1945).
He was Professor of zoology at Columbia University and curator of the Department of Geology and Paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History from 1945 to 1959. He was curator of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University from 1959 to 1970.
- Attending Marvels (1931)
- Tempo and Mode in Evolution (1944)
- The Meaning of Evolution (1949)
- Evolution and Geography (1953)
- The Major Features of Evolution (1953)
- Life: An Introduction to Biology (1957)
- Principles of Animal Taxonomy (1961)
- This View of Life (1964)
- The Geography of Evolution (1965)
- Splendid Isolation (1980)
- Concession to the Improbable (1978)
- George Gaylord Simpson - full and comprehensive biography by L. F. Laporte
- George Gaylord Simpson - biographical sketch from The Stephen Jay Gould Archive
- George Gaylord Simpson - a short biography from the PBS Evolution website
- George Gaylord Simpson Papers, American Philosophical Society.