Ever Since Darwin: Reflections in Natural History

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Norton, 1977 - Science - 285 pages
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Reissued in a larger format, this popular anthology offers an introduction to the wonders and depths of evolutionary biology. "A remarkable achievement by any measure . . . One is hard pressed to single out past writers who could wear the sobriquet of natural history essayist with such distinction".--Chicago Tribune. Illustrations.

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Review: Ever Since Darwin: Reflections on Natural History (Reflections in Natural History #1)

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

Not only succinctly explains some fundamental tenets of various natural sciences but also points towards how those ideas move society. Nice, nuanced insights into the relationships between science and ideologies. Read full review

Review: Ever Since Darwin: Reflections on Natural History (Reflections in Natural History #1)

User Review  - Reeta - Goodreads

I clearly see Gould's skill to write popular science. I read these essays almost forty years after they were written and, although some of the science is a little outdated and the same issues are not ... Read full review

About the author (1977)

Born in New York City in 1941, Stephen Jay Gould received his B.A. from Antioch College in New York in 1963. He received a Ph.D. in paleontology from Columbia University in 1967 and has been a professor at Harvard University since then. He is also curator of invertebrate paleontology at Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology. His research has been mainly in the evolution and speciation of land snails. Gould is a leading proponent of the theory of punctuated equilibrium. This theory holds that few evolutionary changes occur among organisms over long periods of time, and then a brief period of rapid changes occurs before another long, stable period of equilibrium sets in. An outspoken advocate of the scientific outlook, Gould has been a vigorous defender of evolution against its creation-science opponents in popular magazines focusing on science. He writes a column for Natural History and has produced a remarkable series of books that display the excitement of science for the layperson.

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