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Mismeasure Of Man
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|February 6, 1996

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The definitive refutation to the argument of The Bell Curve . 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…
Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale And The Nature Of History
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|December 26, 2006

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"[An] extraordinary book. . . . Mr. Gould is an exceptional combination of scientist and science writer. . . . He is thus exceptionally well placed to tell these stories, and he tells them with fervor and intelligence."—James Gleick, New York Times Book…
Eight Men Out: The Black Sox And The 1919 World Series

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The headlines proclaimed the 1919 fix of the World Series and attempted cover-up as "the most gigantic sporting swindle in the history of America!" First published in 1963, Eight Men Out has become a timeless classic. Eliot Asinof has reconstructed the entire…
Ever Since Darwin: Reflections In Natural History

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More than any other modern scientists, Stephen Jay Gould has opened up to millions the wonders of evolutionary biology. His genius as an essayist lies in his unmatched ability to use his knowledge of the world, including popular culture, to illuminate the realm…
The Lying Stones of Marrakech: Penultimate Reflections in Natural History

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Gould covers topics as diverse as episodes in the birth of paleontology to lessons from Britain’s four greatest Victorian naturalists. This collection presents the richness and fascination of the various lives that have fueled the enterprise of science and…
Leonardo's Mountain of Clams and the Diet of Worms: Essays on Natural History

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With his customary brilliance, Gould examines the puzzles and paradoxes great and small that build nature’s and humanity’s diversity and order.
Ontogeny and Phylogeny
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|January 17, 1985

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"Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny" was Haeckel's answer--the wrong one--to the most vexing question of nineteenth-century biology: what is the relationship between individual development (ontogeny) and the evolution of species and lineages (phylogeny)? In this,…
Pandas Thumb
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|September 23, 1992

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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, New York Review of Books With sales of well over one million copies in North America alone, the commercial success of Gould's…
Punctuated Equilibrium
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|May 31, 2007

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In 1972 Stephen Jay Gould took the scientific world by storm with his paper on punctuated equilibrium, written with Niles Eldredge. Challenging a core assumption of Darwin's theory of evolution, it launched the career of one of the most influential evolutionary…
Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, And Other Confusions Of Our Time

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Revised and Expanded Edition. In this age of supposed scientific enlightenment, many people still believe in mind reading, past-life regression theory, New Age hokum, and alien abduction. A no-holds-barred assault on popular superstitions and prejudices, with…
Hens Teeth And Horses Toes
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|April 11, 1994

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"Lively and fascinating. . . . [Gould] writes beautifully about science and the wonders of nature."—Tracy Kidder Over a century after Darwin published the Origin of Species , Darwinian theory is in a "vibrantly healthy state," writes Stephen Jay Gould, its…
Rocks of Ages: Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life
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|February 26, 2002

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Writing with bracing intelligence and clarity, internationally renowned evolutionist and bestselling author Stephen Jay Gould sheds new light on a dilemma that has plagued thinking people since the Renaissance: the rift between science and religion. Instead of…
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