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Ever Since Darwin: Reflections in Natural History

by Stephen Jay Gould

More than any other modern scientists, Stephen Jay Gould has opened up to millions the wonders of evolutionary biology. His genius as an essayist lies in his unmatched ability to use his knowledge of the world,...


Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

by Stephen Jay Gould

"[An] extraordinary book. . . . Mr. Gould is an exceptional combination of scientist and science writer. . . . He is thus exceptionally well placed to tell these stories, and he tells them with fervor and intelligence."—James...


An Urchin in the Storm: Essays about Books and Ideas

by Stephen Jay Gould

"What pleasure to see the dishonest, the inept, and the misguided deftly given their due, while praise is lavished on the deserving-for reasons well and truly stated."-Kirkus ReviewsRanging as far as the fox...


Triumph and Tragedy in Mudville: A Lifelong Passion for Baseball

by Stephen Jay Gould & David Halberstam

"Scientific analysis intersects with flat-out fandom. [Gould] could write, he was funny, and he loved, loved baseball."-BooklistScience meets sport in this vibrant collection of baseball essays by the late evolutionary...


Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes: Further Reflections in Natural History

by Stephen Jay Gould

"Lively and fascinating. . . . [Gould] writes beautifully about science and the wonders of nature."-Tracy KidderOver a century after Darwin published the Origin of Species, Darwinian theory is in a "vibrantly...


The Flamingo's Smile: Reflections in Natural History

by Stephen Jay Gould

"Gould himself is a rare and wonderful animal-a member of the endangered species known as the ruby-throated polymath. . . . [He] is a leading theorist on large-scale patterns in evolution . . . [and] one of...


Eight Little Piggies: Reflections in Natural History

by Stephen Jay Gould

"There is no scientist today whose books I look forward to reading with greater anticipation of enjoyment and enlightenment than Stephen Jay Gould."—Martin Gardner Among scientists who write, no one illuminates...


The Panda's Thumb: More Reflections in Natural History

by Stephen Jay Gould

"Gould is a natural writer; he has something to say and the inclination and skill with which to say it."-P. B. Medawar, New York Review of BooksWith sales of well over one million copies in North America alone,...


Bully for Brontosaurus: Reflections in Natural History

by Stephen Jay Gould

"Provocative and delightfully discursive essays on natural history. . . . Gould is the Stan Musial of essay writing. He can work himself into a corkscrew of ideas and improbable allusions paragraph after paragraph...


The Mismeasure of Man (Revised & Expanded)

by Stephen Jay Gould

The definitive refutation to the argument of The Bell Curve. When published in 1981, The Mismeasure of Man was immediately hailed as a masterwork, the ringing answer to those who would classify people, rank...


Questioning the Millennium: A Rationalist's Guide to a Precisely Arbitrary Countdown

by Stephen Jay Gould

In this new edition of Questioning the Millennium, best-selling author Stephen Jay Gould applies his wit and erudition to one of today's most pressing subjects: the significance of the millennium.

In 1950 at...


Rocks of Ages: Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life

by Stephen Jay Gould

"People of good will wish to see science and religion at peace. . . . I do not see how science and religion could be unified, or even synthesized, under any common scheme of explanation or analysis; but I also...