Ever Since Darwin: Reflections in Natural History

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W W Norton & Company Incorporated, 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  - Todd Stark - Goodreads

This was Gould's first published collection of his magazine columns, for essays written between 19731977 and it illustrates why he was justly considered a masterful essayist. He is telling us a lot ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Kirsten - Goodreads

Entertaining, fascinating, totally worth it - mailing it to a friend right away. 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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