Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes: Further Reflections on Natural History (Penguin Science)

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What color is a zebra? Does the changing size of a Hershey bar hold a lesson of adaptive significance? Did an asteroid bring mass extinction to the earth 65 million years ago? Why do animals walk, fly, swim and slither but never roll? Human beings not withstanding, why are the females of most species larger than the males?

Behind each question and each answer lie concepts central to science and in particular to an understanding of evolution, the centerpiece of biology. Science is the art of the doable, and the science of evolutionary biology has changed our view of the world. It is important to remember that natural selection is not a perfecting principle, but a means of making sense of our earth as we find it today.

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Over a century after Darwin published the Origin of Species, Darwinian theory is in a 'vibrantly healthy state, ' writes Stephen Jay Gould, its most engaging and illuminating exponent. Exploring the 'peculiar and mysterious particulars of nature, ' Gould introduces the reader to some of the many and wonderful manifestations of evolutionary biology.

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