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David Sepkoski
Senior Research Scholar, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

David Sepkoski is a historian specialising in the modern natural sciences at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. His latest book is Rereading the Fossil Record: The Growth of Paleobiology as an Evolutionary Discipline (2012). He is currently finishing a book on the cultural and scientific history of extinction.

Written by David Sepkoski