The Panda's Thumb: More Reflections in Natural History (Google eBook)
"Gould is a natural writer; he has something to say and the inclination and skill with which to say it."—P. B. Medawar, New York Review of BooksWith sales of well over one million copies in North America alone, the commercial success of Gould's books now matches their critical acclaim. Reissued in a larger format, with a handsome new cover, The Panda's Thumb will introduce a new generation of readers to this unique writer, who has taken the art of the scientific essay to new heights.
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Review: The Panda's Thumb: More Reflections in Natural History (Reflections in Natural History #2)User Review - Chris Dudding - Goodreads
Top-notch writing on natural history, steeped in literary and cultural acumen -- yet eminently accessible. The world's a poorer place without Gould. Followed Dawkins' The Selfish Gene with this one ... Read full review
Review: The Panda's Thumb: More Reflections in Natural History (Reflections in Natural History #2)User Review - Andy - Goodreads
A bit dated but still interesting. Professor Gould had quite a way with words and explaining Darwinian evolution. Even if new discoveries have made some of his essays past their prime, they are still fun. Read full review