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  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409000341
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384
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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 up until till his death in 2002, his monthly essay in Natural History and his full-length books bridged the yawning gap between science and wider culture.

In this fascinating new collection of essays from Natural History, Gould applied biographical perspectives to the illumination of key scientific concepts and their history, ranging from the origins of palaeontology to modern eugenics and genetic engineering. The essays brilliantly illuminate and elucidate 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 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409000341
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384
Categories:

About the author

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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