An Urchin in the Storm: Essays about Books and Ideas

An Urchin in the Storm: Essays about Books and Ideas


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Reviews books about pandas, scientific research, evolution, culture, geology, the origin of the mind, testing bias, genetics, and scientific frauds.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393305371
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 10/17/1988
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

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.

Date of Birth:

September 10, 1941

Date of Death:

May 20, 2002

Place of Birth:

New York, New York

Place of Death:

Boston, Massachusetts


B.S., Antioch College, 1963; Ph.D., Columbia University, 1967

What People are Saying About This

Isaac Asimov

No one knows more about Darwin and about evolution than Stephen Gould does. No one writes more clearly on these subject then Stephen Gould does. No one is better equipped to deal with fallacies, however crude or however subtle, in this field than Stephen Gould is. This collection of reviews is my proof.

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An Urchin in the Storm: Essays About Books and Ideas 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Devil_llama on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Not as interesting as Gould's essays on evolution, baseball, and statistics, this book focuses on reviews of books. Gould does demonstrate much of his familiar style here, but he isn't as much fun to read when he strays into criticism instead of evolutionary theory.
monado on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Well written essays from Stephen Jay Gould.The chapters are- Evolutionary Theory- Time and Geology- Biological Determinism- Four Biologists- In Praise of Reason
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