Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes: Further Reflections in Natural History (Google eBook)
"Lively and fascinating. . . . [Gould] writes beautifully about science and the wonders of nature."—Tracy KidderOver a century after Darwin published the Origin of Species, Darwinian theory is in a "vibrantly healthy state," writes Stephen Jay Gould, its most engaging and illuminating exponent. Exploring the "peculiar and mysterious particulars of nature," Gould introduces the reader to some of the many and wonderful manifestations of evolutionary biology.
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16 The Piltdown Conspiracy1
17 A Reply to Critics
18 Our Natural Place
5 Science and Politics
19 Evolution as Fact and Theory
20 A Visit to Dayton
21 Moon Mann and Otto
22 Science and Jewish Immigration
6 Huttons Purpose
7 The Stinkstones of Oeningen
8 Agassiz in the Galápagos
9 Worm for a Century and All Seasons
10 A Hearing for Vavilov
3 Adaptation and Development
11 Hyena Myths and Realities
12 Kingdoms without Wheels
13 What Happens to Bodies if Genes Act for Themselves?
14 Hens Teeth and Horses Toes
15 Helpful Monsters
4 Teilhard and Piltdown
23 The Politics of Census
24 Phyletic Size Decrease in Hershey Bars
25 The Belt of an Asteroid
26 Chance Riches
27 O Grave Where Is Thy Victory?
7 A Zebra Trilogy
28 What If Anything Is a Zebra?
29 How the Zebra Gets Its Stripes
30 Quaggas Coiled Oysters and Flimsy Facts
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