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The richness of life : the essential Stephen Jay Gould

Author: Stephen Jay Gould; Paul McGarr; Steven P R Rose
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Collects forty-four key segments from the late paleontologist and evolutionary biologist's books, papers, and essays, in a collection that includes an assortment of previously unpublished articles and speeches.
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Named Person: Stephen Jay Gould; Stephen Jay Gould; Stephen Jay Gould
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Jay Gould; Paul McGarr; Steven P R Rose
ISBN: 0393064980 9780393064988
OCLC Number: 71286653
Notes: Originally published: London : Jonathan Cape, 2006.
Description: xiv, 654 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I Autobiography 11 --
I Have Landed 15 --
The Median Isn't the Message 26 --
The Streak of Streaks 32 --
Seventh Inning Stretch: Baseball, Father, and Me 41 --
Trouble in Our Own House: A Brief Legal Survey from Scopes to Scalia 49 --
Of Two Minds and One Nature 59 --
Thomas Burnet's Battleground of Time 71 --
The Lying Stones of Marrakech 85 --
The Stinkstones of Oeningen 103 --
The Razumovsky Duet 114 --
The Power of Narrative 127 --
Not Necessarily a Wing 143 --
Worm for a Century, and All Seasons 155 --
The Darwinian Gentleman at Marx's Funeral: Resolving Evolution's Oddest Coupling 166 --
The Piltdown Conspiracy 182 --
Part III Evolutionary Theory 205 --
The Evolution of Life on Earth 209 --
Challenges to Neo-Darwinism and Their Meaning for a Revised View of Human Consciousness 222 --
The Structure of Evolutionary Theory: Revising the Three Central Features of Darwinian Logic 238 --
The Episodic Nature of Evolutionary Change 261 --
Betting on Chance-and No Fair Peeking 267 --
The Power of the Modal Bacter, or Why the Tail Can't Wag the Dog 278 --
The Great Dying 286 --
The Validation of Continental Drift 290 --
Phyletic Size Decrease in Hershey Bars 297 --
Part IV Size, Form, and Shape 303 --
Opus 100 307 --
Size and Shape 319 --
How the Zebra Gets Its Stripes 324 --
Size and Scaling in Human Evolution 333 --
Part V Stages and Sequences 359 --
The Ladder and the Cone: Iconographies of Progress 362 --
Up Against a Wall 376 --
Part VI Sociobiology and Evolutionary Psychology 391 --
Pervasive Influence 395 --
The Spandrels of San Marco and the Panglossian Paradigm: A Critique of the Adaptationist Program 423 --
More Things in Heaven and Earth 444 --
Posture Maketh the Man 467 --
Freud's Evolutionary Fantasy 473 --
Part VII Racism, Scientific and Otherwise 487 --
Measuring Heads: Paul Broca and the Heyday of Craniology 490 --
The Most Unkindest Cut of All 534 --
A Tale of Two Work Sites 546 --
Carrie Buck's Daughter 564 --
Just in the Middle 574 --
Part VIII Religion 587 --
Non-overlapping Magisteria 590 --
The Diet of Worms and the Defenestration of Prague 604 --
Darwin and the Munchkins of Kansas 616 --
Hooking Leviathan by Its Past 615.
Responsibility: Stephen Jay Gould ; edited by Paul McGarr and Steven Rose ; with an introduction by Steven Rose and a foreword by Oliver Sacks.
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Collects forty-four key segments from the late paleontologist and evolutionary biologist's books, papers, and essays, in a collection that includes an assortment of previously unpublished articles and speeches.

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