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Rocks of Ages: Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life
Rocks of Ages: Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life
by Stephen Jay Gould
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Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History
Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History
by Stephen Jay Gould
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High in the Canadian Rockies is a small limestone quarry formed 530 million years ago called the Burgess Shale. It hold the remains of an ancient sea where dozens of strange creatures lived--a forgotten corner of evolution preserved in awesome detail. In... (read more)

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The Structure of Evolutionary Theory
The Structure of Evolutionary Theory
by Stephen Jay Gould
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At a glance, most species seem adapted to the environment in which they live. Yet species relentlessly evolve, and populations within species evolve in different ways. Evolution, as it turns out, is much more dynamic than biologists realized just a few... (read more)

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Time's Arrow, Time's Cycle: Myth and Metaphor in the Discovery of Geological Time (Jerusalem-Harvard Lectures)
Time's Arrow, Time's Cycle: Myth and Metaphor in the Discovery of Geological Time (Jerusalem-Harvard Lectures)
by Stephen Jay Gould
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What you read in textbooks and what your teachers told you is really wrong, Gould expounds. All this is a lot of fun, and there is such history and philosophy to intellectually chew on in this book...As we have come to expect from Gould, this book is... (read more)

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Wonderful Life 1st Edition
Wonderful Life 1st Edition
by Stephen Jay Gould
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High in the Canadian Rockies is a small limestone quarry formed 530 million years ago called the Burgess Shale. It hold the remains of an ancient sea where dozens of strange creatures lived--a forgotten corner of evolution preserved in awesome detail. In... (read more)

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The Hedgehog, the Fox, and the Magister's Pox: Mending the Gap Between Science and the Humanities
The Hedgehog, the Fox, and the Magister's Pox: Mending the Gap Between Science and the Humanities
by Stephen Jay Gould
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STEPHEN JAY GOULD was one of the most influential evolutionary biologists and acclaimed science essayists of the twentieth century. He died on May 20, 2002, at the age of sixty. From the Hardcover edition.... (read more)

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Bully for Brontosaurus: Reflections in Natural History
Bully for Brontosaurus: Reflections in Natural History
by Stephen Jay Gould
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"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 and then, uncoiling, hit it with such... (read more)

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Questioning the Millennium: A Rationalist's Guide to a Precisely Arbitrary Countdown
Questioning the Millennium: A Rationalist's Guide to a Precisely Arbitrary Countdown
by Stephen Jay Gould
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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 age eight, prompted by an issue of Life... (read more)

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Questioning the Millennium Rev Edition
Questioning the Millennium Rev Edition
by Stephen Jay Gould
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"Gould poses three questions about the millennium in this delicious science-historical jeu d'esprit. . . . [This] may be the most enjoyable millennium book of the second millennium."          ... (read more)

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Stephen Jay Gould and the Politics of Evolution
Stephen Jay Gould and the Politics of Evolution
by David F Prindle
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Harvard paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould was, until his death in 2002, America's best-known natural scientist. His monthly essays in Natural History magazine were widely read by both scientists and ordinary citizens with an interest in science. One of... (read more)

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Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes
Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes
by Stephen Jay Gould
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"Lively and fascinating. . . . [Gould] writes beautifully about science and the wonders of nature."--Tracy... (read more)

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Panda's Thumb: More Reflections in Natural History
Panda's Thumb: More Reflections in Natural History
by Stephen Jay Gould
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"Gould is a natural writer; he has something to say and the inclination and skill with which to say it."--P. B. Medawar,... (read more)

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The Lying Stones of Marrakech: Penultimate Reflections in Natural History
The Lying Stones of Marrakech: Penultimate Reflections in Natural History
by Stephen Jay Gould
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In his latest collection of essays, bestselling scientist Stephen Jay Gould once again offers his unmistakable perspective on natural history and the people who have tried to make sense of it. Gould is planning to bring down the curtain on his nearly... (read more)

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An Urchin in the Storm: Essays about Books and Ideas
An Urchin in the Storm: Essays about Books and Ideas
by Stephen Jay Gould
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"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."--... (read more)

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Eight Little Piggies: Reflections in Natural History
Eight Little Piggies: Reflections in Natural History
by Stephen Jay Gould
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Among scientists who write, no one illuminates as well as Stephen Jay Gould doesthe wonderful workings of the natural world. Now in a new volume of collected essays--his sixth since --Gould speaks of the importance of unbroken connections within our own... (read more)

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Dinosaur in a Haystack: Reflections in Natural History
Dinosaur in a Haystack: Reflections in Natural History
by Stephen Jay Gould
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Gould's seventh collection of essays covers a wide range of subjects in natural history, literature, and popular culture--from the wisdom of Charles Darwin to that of the Old Testament Psalms, from the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park to the dinosaurs of the... (read more)

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Ever Since Darwin: Relations in Natural History
Ever Since Darwin: Relations in Natural History
by Stephen Jay Gould
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Ever Since Darwin, Stephen Jay Gould's first book, has sold more than a quarter of a million copies. Like all succeeding collections by this unique writer, it brings the art of the scientific essay to unparalleled heights.... (read more)

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The Mismeasure of Man
The Mismeasure of Man
by Stephen Jay Gould
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When published in 1981, was immediately hailed as a masterwork, the ringing answer to those who would classify people, rank them according to their supposed genetic gifts and limits. Yet the idea of biology as destiny dies hard, as witness the attention... (read more)

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Dinosaur in a Haystack: Reflections in Natural History
Dinosaur in a Haystack: Reflections in Natural History
by Stephen Jay Gould
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A collection of 34 essays, most originally published in Natural History magazine, in which the renowned evolutionary biologist and paleontologist muses on evolution, time, change, and history. Some intriguing topics addressed include why images of... (read more)

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Dinosaur in a Haystack: Reflections in Natural History
Dinosaur in a Haystack: Reflections in Natural History
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