Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes: Further Reflections in Natural History

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W. W. Norton & Company, Nov 29, 2010 - Science - 416 pages

"Lively and fascinating. . . . [Gould] writes beautifully about science and the wonders of nature."—Tracy Kidder

Over 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.


Big Fish Little Fish
Nonmoral Nature
The Guano Ring
Quick Lives and Quirky Changes
Three Geologists
Huttons Purpose
The Stinkstones of Oeningen
Three Biologists
Worm for a Century and All Seasons
A Hearing for Vavilov
Hyena Myths and Realities
Kingdoms without Wheels
What Happens to Bodies if Genes Act for Themselves?

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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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