The Panda's Thumb: More Reflections in Natural History
"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 - Jimmy In - Goodreads
Stephen J. Gould was a great science writer. I like some of the essays in this collection; some of them I did not like because the subjects did not interest me. Read full review
Review: The Panda's Thumb: More Reflections in Natural History (Reflections in Natural History #2)User Review - Debjyoti Bardhan - Goodreads
Stephen Jay Gould being his quintessential self. Get to know why the Pandas have an opposable "Thumb". Or why the sex-ratio of most animals is 1:1. Or the brilliant tale as to how the evolution of Mickey Mouse closely resembles the growth of a child into an adult. Simply Marvellous! Read full review