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Leonardo's Mountain of Clams and the Diet of Worms: Essays on Natural History

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Leonardo's Mountain of Clams and the Diet of Worms is the newest collection of best-selling scientist Stephen Jay Gould's popular essays from Natural History magazine (the longest-running series of scientific essays in history). It is also the first of the final three such collections, since Dr. Gould has announced that the series will end with the turn of the millennium.

        

In this collection, Gould consciously and unconventionally formulates a humanistic natural history, a consideration of how humans have learned to study and understand nature, rather than a history of nature itself. With his customary brilliance, Gould examines the puzzles and paradoxes great and small that build nature's and humanity's diversity and order. In affecting short biographies, he depicts how scholars grapple with problems of science and philosophy as he illuminates the interaction of the outer world with the unique human ability to struggle to understand the whys and wherefores of existence.

From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

This unique volume of 21 recent essays published in "Natural History" magazine consciously formulates a humanistic natural history, telling how humans have learned to study and understand nature, rather than a history of nature itself. 41 illustrations.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 405-411) and index.

About the Author

Stephen Jay Gould is the Alexander Agassiz professor of zoology and professor of geology at Harvard and the Vincent Astor visiting professor of biology at New York University. Recent books include Full House, Dinosaur in a Haystack and Questioning the Millennium.He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and New York City.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780609804759
Subtitle:
Essays on Natural History
Author:
Gould, Stephen Jay
Author:
Gould, Stephen Jay
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Evolution (Biology)
Subject:
General science
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st paperback ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 33
Publication Date:
19991102
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
41 BandW THROUGHOUT
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.02x6.18x1.09 in. 1.19 lbs.

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