Bully for Brontosaurus: Reflections in Natural History (Google eBook)

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W. W. Norton & Company, Nov 29, 2010 - Science - 540 pages
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"Provocative and delightfully discursive essays on natural history. . . . Gould is the Stan Musial of essay writing. He can work himself into a corkscrew of ideas and improbable allusions paragraph after paragraph and then, uncoiling, hit it with such power that his fans know they are experiencing the game of essay writing at its best."--John Noble Wilford, New York Times Book Review

  

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Review: Bully for Brontosaurus: Reflections in Natural History (Reflections in Natural History #5)

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enjoyable collection of essays from the late harvard evolutionary biologist, stephen jay gould. i approached this book with slight apprehension, having read "collection of essay" books before that i ... Read full review

Review: Bully for Brontosaurus: Reflections in Natural History (Reflections in Natural History #5)

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No one tells it like the late, great professor. Read full review

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Contents

Prologue
1 History in Evolution
1 George Cannings Left Buttock and the Origin of Species
2 Grimms Greatest Tale
3 The Creation Myths of Cooperstown
4 The Pandas Thumb of Technology
2 Dinomania
5 Bully for Brontosaurus
19 Blighs Bounty
20 Here Goes Nothing
7 Intellectual Biography
21 In a Jumbled Drawer
22 Kropotkin Was No Crackpot
23 Fleeming Jenkin Revisited
24 The Passion of Antoine Lavoisier
25 The Godfather of Disaster

6 The Dinosaur Ripoff
3 Adaptation
7 Of Kiwi Eggs and the Liberty Bell
8 Male Nipples and Clitoral Ripples
9 Not Necessarily a Wing
4 Fads and Fallacies
10 The Case of the Creeping Fox Terrier Clone
11 Lifes Little Joke
12 The Chain of Reason versus the Chain of Thumbs
5 Art and Science
13 Madame Jeanette
14 Red Wings in the Sunset
15 Petrus Campers Angle
16 Literary Bias on the Slippery Slope
6 Down Under
17 Glow Big Glowworm
18 To Be a Platypus
8 Evolution and Creation
26 Knight Takes Bishop?
27 Genesis and Geology
28 William Jennings Bryans Last Campaign
29 An Essay on a Pig Roast
30 Justice Scalias Misunderstanding
9 Numbers and Probability
31 The Streak of Streaks
32 The Median Isnt the Message
33 The Ant and the Plant
10 Planets as Persons
Prologue
34 The Face of Miranda
35 The Horn of Triton
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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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