978-0-393-30857-0 / 9780393308570

Bully for Brontosaurus: Reflections in Natural History


Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company



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Paperback. Pub Date: 1992 Pages: 544 Publisher: WW Norton & Co. Stephen Jay Gould is world class. He sets the standard. When it comes to popular scientific essays he leads the (small) pack This collection of 35 pieces. all first appeared in Natural History magazine. It includes essays on language. the role of chance in history. the evolution of life and the human family tree. And Gould treats us to his favorite. In a Jumbled Drawer. where he examines racism in 19th century science. Gould combines information with charm and humor. (Atlantic) and extols advances in science like the space probe Voyager. (Kirkus Reviews) The many fans who have come to expect a uniquely oad range of subject and elegant. discerning prose from Stephen Jay Gould will be delighted with this new collection. which the author considers by far his best. These essays record a sixty-year battle against cre...

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