TITLE

Simpson, George Gaylord

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Simpson, George Gaylord (1902-1984) was an American paleontologist, a scientist who studies animals, plants, and other organisms that lived in prehistoric times (more than 5,500 years ago). Simpson helped advance the study of evolution, a process of change over a long period. He led several expeditions that found numerous prehistoric animal fossils, remains of organisms that lived thousands or millions of years ago. Based on his studies of these and other fossils, Simpson made important contributions to the theory of evolution, the idea that all living things developed from simple organisms and changed through the ages to produce millions of species (kinds). Simpson wrote more than 40 books and over 700 scientific articles and papers.
ACCESSION #
37309261

 

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