Ever Since Darwin: Reflections in Natural History / Edition 1

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Overview

More than any other modern scientist, Stephen Jay Gould has opened up to millions the wonders of evolutionary biology. His genius as an essayist lies in his unmatched ability to use his knowledge of the world, including popular culture, to illuminate the realm of science.

Ever Since Darwin, Stephen Jay Gould's first book, has sold more than a quarter of a million copies. Like all succeeding collections by this unique writer, it brings the art of the scientific essay to unparalleled heights.

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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Editorial Reviews

The Sciences
A shrewd and learned intellectual whose essays on Charles Darwin have the styleand address of what in other circumstances might be the writing of a literary critic upon Stendhal or Proust or other such major figure in the world of letters.— P. B. Medawar
Chicago Tribune
A remarkable achievement by any measure. [Gould] is profoundly intelligent, a writer of great natural wit, and his sophistication and learning range far beyond the parameters of his academic field, biology. . . . One is hard pressed to single out past writers who could wear the sobriquet of natural history essayist with such distinction.— David Walsten
P. B. Medawar - The Sciences
“A shrewd and learned intellectual whose essays on Charles Darwin have the styleand address of what in other circumstances might be the writing of a literary critic upon Stendhal or Proust or other such major figure in the world of letters.”
David Walsten - Chicago Tribune
“A remarkable achievement by any measure. [Gould] is profoundly intelligent, a writer of great natural wit, and his sophistication and learning range far beyond the parameters of his academic field, biology. . . . One is hard pressed to single out past writers who could wear the sobriquet of natural history essayist with such distinction.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393064254
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/1/1977
  • Edition description: 1st Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1
  • Product dimensions: 8.44 (w) x 5.72 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Jay Jay Gould

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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    1. Also Known As:
      Stephen Jay Gould
    1. Date of Birth:
      September 10, 1941
    2. Place of Birth:
      New York, New York
    1. Date of Death:
      May 20, 2002
    2. Place of Death:
      Boston, Massachusetts

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