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

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Darwin relegated humanity to a species descended from apes; Stephen Jay Gould adds that it is bound for extinction.

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"As witty as he is learned, Gould has a born essayist's ability to evoke the general out of fascinating particulars... He is a thinker and writer as central to our times as any whose name comes to mind... Whether he is explaining how zebras get their stripes, [or] why it is fallacious to assume that extinction means biological 'failure' ... Gould's passion for truth an generosity of spirit make him one of nature's true wonders." -- Gene Lyons "Lively and fascinating... [Gould] writes beautifully about science and the wonders of nature." -- Tracy Kidder "Delectable... A happy evolutionary tour de force. Gould is a true natural philosopher in the grand tradition of the Enlightenment. Read, learn, and enjoy."

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Stephen Jay Gould (1941-2002) was the Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Professor of Geology at Harvard University. He published over twenty books, received the National Book and National Book Critics Circle Awards, and a MacArthur Fellowship.

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STEPHEN JAY GOULD
Published by PENGUIN BOOKS LTD (1990)
ISBN 10: 0140134816 ISBN 13: 9780140134810
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