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Hen's teeth and horse's toes

Author: Stephen Jay Gould
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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On cover: Further reflections in natural history.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Jay Gould
ISBN: 0393017168 9780393017168 0393311031 9780393311037
OCLC Number: 8954357
Description: 413 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: I. Sensible oddities. Big fish, little fish --
Nonmoral nature --
The guano ring --
Quick lives and quirky changes. II. Personalities. Three geologists. The titular bishop of Titiopolis --
Hutton's purpose --
The stinkstones of Oeningen. Three biologists. Agassiz in the Galápagos --
Worm for a century, and for all seasons --
A hearing for Vavilov. III. Adaptation and development. Adaptation. Hyena myths and realities --
Kingdoms without wheels --
What happens to bodies if genes act for themselves? Development. Hen's teeth and horse's toes --
Helpful monsters. IV. Teilhard and Piltdown. The Piltdown conspiracy --
A reply to critics --
Our natural place. V. Science and politics. Creationism. Evolution as fact and theory --
A visit to Dayton --
Moon, Mann, and Otto. Race and creed. Science and Jewish immigration --
The politics of census. VI. Extinction. Phyletic size decrease in Hershey bars --
The belt of an asteroid --
Chance riches --
O grave, where is thy victory? VII. A zebra trilogy. What, if anything, is a zebra? --
How the zebra gets its stripes --
Quaggas, coiled oysters, and flimsy facts.
Responsibility: Stephen Jay Gould.
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"Delectable... A happy evolutionary tour de force. Gould is a true natural philosopher in the grand tradition of the Enlightenment. Read, learn, and enjoy." -- Washington Post Book World "Lively and Read more...

 
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Yet another in Gould's excellent series of essays

by vleighton (WorldCat user published 2007-06-01) Excellent Permalink
This is the third volume of Gould's collections of essays originally written for the magazine "Natural History." Gould liked to bring to a popular audience current findings in evolution and the history of science. He had a liberal/left political sensibility that came through in his essays, and made them...
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