Leonardo's mountain of clams and the Diet of Worms [electronic resource] : essays on natural history /
Stephen Jay Gould.
1st Harvard University Press ed.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011.
422 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
0674061632 (pbk.), 9780674061637 (pbk.)
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Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011.
0674061632 (pbk.)
9780674061637 (pbk.)
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general note
Originally published: New York : Harmony Books, c1998.
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references (p. 405-411) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Stephen Jay Gould was the Alexander, Agassiz Professor of Zoology at Harvard University and Vincent Astor Visiting Professor of Biology at New York University. A MacArthur Prize Fellow, he received innumerable honors and awards.
Review Quotes
No one has written of our illusions about progress in nature with more wit and learning than Stephen Jay Gould.
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Main Description
This unique volume of 21 recent essays published in "Natural History" magazine consciously formulates a humanistic natural history, telling how humans have learned to study and understand nature, rather than a history of nature itself. 41 illustrations.
Table of Contents
Pieces of Eight: Confession of a Humanistic Naturalistp. 1
Art and Science
The Upwardly Mobile Fossils of Leonardo's Living Earthp. 17
The Great Western and the Fighting Temerairep. 45
Seeing Eye to Eye, Through a Glass Clearlyp. 57
Biographics in Evolution
The Clam Stripped Bare by Her Naturalists, Evenp. 77
Darwin's American Soulmate: A Bird's-Eye Viewp. 99
A Seahorse for All Racesp. 119
Mr. Sophia's Ponyp. 141
Human Prehistory
Up Against a Wallp. 161
A Lesson from the Old Mastersp. 179
Our Unusual Unityp. 197
Of History and Toleration
A Cerion for Christopherp. 215
The Dodo in the Caucus Racep. 231
The Diet of Worms and the Defenestration of Praguep. 251
Evolutionary Facts and Theories
Non-Overlapping Magisteriap. 269
Boyle's Law and Darwin's Detailsp. 285
The Tallest Talep. 301
Brotherhood by Inversion (or, As the Worm Turns)p. 319
Different Perceptions of Comman Truths
War of the Worldviewsp. 339
Triumph of the Root-Headsp. 355
Can We Truly Know Sloth and Rapacity?p. 375
Reversing Established Ordersp. 393
Bibliographyp. 405
Illustration Creditsp. 412
Indexp. 414
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