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  • Published: 1 June 2001
  • ISBN: 9780099285830
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $24.99
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The Lying Stones of Marrakech

Penultimate Reflections in Natural History




'Gould's astonishing success as a populariser of science is the result of his writing ability and his massive learning' - Literary Review

Stephen Jay Gould's writing remains the modern standard by which popular science writing is judged. Ever since the late 1970s, his monthly essay in Natural History and his full-length books havebridged the yawning gap between science and wider culture. This fascinating new collection of essays from Natural History is his next to last. Gould has once again applied biographical perspectivesto the illumination of key scientific concepts and their history, ranging from the origins of palaeontology to modern eugenics and genetic engineering. As always, the essays brilliantly illuminate andelucidate the puzzles and paradoxes great and small that have fuelled the enterprise of science and opened our eyes to a world of unexpected wonders.

  • Published: 1 June 2001
  • ISBN: 9780099285830
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $24.99
Categories:

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Stephen Jay Gould

Stephen Jay Gould (1941-2002) was the Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Professor of Geology at Harvard University and the curator for invertebrate palaeontology in the University's Museum of Comparative Zoology. He is the author of over twenty books, and received the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the MacArthur Fellowship. He died in May 2002.

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