Bully For Brontosaurus by Stephen Jay Gould

Bully For Brontosaurus

byStephen Jay Gould

Paperback | May 5, 1992

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In this collection of essays, Gould exposes muddled thinking about matters biological, and makes the point that evolution is not a ladder but a bush ever dividing, branching and making twigs.

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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.
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Title:Bully For BrontosaurusFormat:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.98 inPublished:May 5, 1992Publisher:WW Norton

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ISBN - 10:039330857X

ISBN - 13:9780393308570

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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 DiMaggio's hitting streak, Gould holds our attention".--Publishers Weekly. Photos and drawings

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Dozens of choice essays. . . . Teaching and its decline . . . and other signs of the decrepitude of the culture balanced by the cheer and zeal with which Gould extols advances in science. . . . Bully for Brontosaurus and bully for Gould too. — Kirkus ReviewsMay be Gould's finest to date. . . . Whether his topic is typewriter design, thetechnical triumph of Voyager or Joe DiMaggio's hitting streak, Gould holds our attention. His essays are illuminating, instructive, and fun to read. — Publishers WeeklyNo living scientist who writes for the public has a better claim to the mantle of Thomas Huxley in range of interests and felicity of style. . . . Bully for Brontosaurus is the fifth and finest selection. — David Fromkin (Washington Post Book World)