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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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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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Rarely has a scholar attained such popular acclaim merely by doing what he does best and enjoys most. But such is Stephen Jay Gould's command of paleontology and evolutionary theory, and his gift for brilliant explication, that he has brought dust and... (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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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, The Panda's Thumb will introduce a new generation of... (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, The Mismeasure of Man 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... (read more)

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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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Writing with bracing intelligence and clarity, Stephen Jay Gould sheds new light on a dilemma that has plagued thinking people since the Renaissance--the apparent schism between science and religion.... (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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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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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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Lying Stones of Marrakech
Lying Stones of Marrakech
by Stephen Jay Gould
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Stephen Jay Gould's writing remains the modern standard by which popular science writing is judged. Ever since the late 1970s, his monthly essay in Natural History and his full-length books have bridged the yawning gap between science and wider culture... (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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Over a century after Darwin published the Origin of Species, Darwinian theory is in a "vibrantly healthy state," writes Stephen Jay Gould, its most engaging and illuminating exponent. Exploring the "peculiar and mysterious particulars of nature," Gould... (read more)

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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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"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 do not understand why the two enterprises... (read more)

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I Have Landed Splashes & Reflections In
I Have Landed Splashes & Reflections In
by Stephen Jay Gould
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This collection of essays from "Natural History" magazine illuminate and elucidate key scientific concepts and their history, ranging from the discovery of the new scourge of syphilis by Fracastoro in the 16th century to Freud's weird speculations about... (read more)

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I Have Landed: The End of a Beginning in Natural History
I Have Landed: The End of a Beginning in Natural History
by Stephen Jay Gould
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As always in his popular writing, Gould conveys the ideas that science professionals exchange among themselves, minus only the technical jargon. In the title essay, he details his grandfather's journey from Hungary to America, and in a moving epilogue... (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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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... (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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Ranging as far as the fox and as deep as the hedgehog (the urchin of his title), Stephen Jay Gould expands on geology, biological determinism, "cardboard Darwinism," and evolutionary theory in this sparkling collection.... (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 Ever Since Darwin--Gould speaks of the importance of unbroken... (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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In his ?nal book and his ?rst full-length original title since Full House in 1996, the eminent paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould offers a surprising and nuanced study of the complex relationship between our two great ways of knowing: science and the... (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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From his bestseller Wonderful Life to his splendid essays on endlessly interesting variations of evolution, Gould has raised the art of scientific writing to new heights. "Whether his topic is typewriter design, the technical triumph of Voyager or Joe... (read more)

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I Have Landed
I Have Landed
by Stephen Jay Gould
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Here is bestselling scientist Stephen Jay Gould?s tenth and final collection based on his remarkable series for Natural History magazine?exactly 300 consecutive essays, with never a month missed, published from 1974 to 2001. Both an intellectually... (read more)

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