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First published by Harmony Books in 1996, this volume by the much missed champion essayist on the theory of evolution presents one extended argument regarding the nature of evolution as necessarily understood within the context of each specific case, rather than through the use of Platonic ideals. True to his style as an accomplished storyteller, Gould does this through detailed examples and references to the history of science, using the extinction of .400 hitting in baseball as a central example. Belknap Press is an imprint of Harvard U. Press. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Gould shows why a more accurate way of understanding our world is to look at a given subject within its own context, to see it as a part of a spectrum of variation and then to reconceptualize trends as expansion or contraction of this "full house" of variation, and not as the progress or degeneration of an average value, or single thing.

About the Author

Stephen Jay Gould was the Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology at Harvard University and Vincent Astor Visiting Professor of Biology at New York University. A MacArthur Prize Fellow, he received innumerable honors and awards and wrote many books, including Ontogeny and Phylogeny and Time's Arrow, Time's Cycle (both from Harvard).

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780674061613
Author:
Gould, Stephen Jay
Publisher:
Belknap Press
Author:
Gould, Stephen Jay
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Science Reference-General
Subject:
Biology-Evolution
Subject:
Science-Life Sciences - Biological Diversity
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20111001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 halftones, 10 line illustrations, 18
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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