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Ever since Darwin : reflections in natural history

Author: Stephen Jay Gould
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©1977.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Provides information on developments in evolutionary theory, discussing such topics as the Cambrian population explosion, Velikovsky's theories, and others.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Charles Darwin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Jay Gould
ISBN: 0393064255 9780393064254 9780393308181 0393308189
OCLC Number: 3090189
Description: 285 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Darwiniana --
2. Human evolution --
3. Odd organisms and evolutionary exemplars --
4. Patterns and punctuations in the history of life --
5. Theories of the earth --
6. Size and shape, from churches to brains to planets --
7. Science in society: A historical view --
8. The science and politics of human nature.
Responsibility: Stephen Jay Gould.
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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  Read more...

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"A shrewd and learned intellectual whose essays on Charles Darwin have the style and address of what in other circumstances might be the writing of a literary critic upon Stendhal or Proust or other Read more...

 
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The first book of Gould's essays

by vleighton (WorldCat user published 2007-05-06) Excellent Permalink
This is the first of Gould's many collections of essays originally written for the magazine "Natural History." Gould liked to bring to a popular audience current findings in evolution. He had a liberal/left political sensibility that came through in his essays, and made them more palatible for a large...
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