Synopses & Reviews
With sales of well over one million copies in North America alone, the commercial success of Gould's books now matches their critical acclaim. Reissued in a larger format, with a handsome new cover, will introduce a new generation of readers to this unique writer, who has taken the art of the scientific essay to new heights.
"Stephen Jay Gould is a serious and gifted interpreter of biological theory, of the history of ideas and of the cultural context of scientific discovery. . . . is fresh and mind-stretching. Above all, it is exultant. So should its readers be." H. Jack Geiger
"It is a wonder what Mr. Gould can do with the most unlikely phenomena: a tiny organism's use of the earth's magnetic field as a guide to food and comfort, for instance, or the panda's thumb--which isn't one. . . . Science writing at its best." The New Yorker
"Gould is a natural writer; he has something to say and the inclination and skill with which to say it."--P. B. Medawar,
About the Author
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.