The Panda s Thumb More Reflections in Natural History

Author: Stephen Jay Gould
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393340839
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"Gould is a natural writer; he has something to say and the inclination and skill with which to say it." —P. B. Medawar, New York Review of Books With sales of well over one million copies in North America alone, the commercial success of Gould's books now matches their critical acclaim. The Panda's Thumb will introduce a new generation of readers to this unique writer, who has taken the art of the scientific essay to new heights. Were dinosaurs really dumber than lizards? Why, after all, are roughly the same number of men and women born into the world? What led the famous Dr. Down to his theory of mongolism, and its racist residue? What do the panda's magical "thumb" and the sea turtle's perilous migration tell us about imperfections that prove the evolutionary rule? The wonders and mysteries of evolutionary biology are elegantly explored in these and other essays by the celebrated natural history writer Stephen Jay Gould.

Das Buch des Lebens

Author: Stephen Jay Gould
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783802512698
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Reich illustrierte Geschichte des Lebens - von seiner Entstehung vor rund 4 Milliarden Jahren bis zur Entwicklung des Menschen vor 100000 Jahren.

Metaphors for God s Time in Science and Religion

Author: S. Happel
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1403937583
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Metaphors for God's Time in Science and Religion examines the exploratory work of metaphors for time in astrophysical cosmology, chaos theory, evolutionary biology and neuroscience. Happel claims that the Christian God is intimately involved at every level of physical and biological science. He compares how scientists and theologians both generate stories, metaphors and symbols about the universe and asks 'who is the God who invents me?

Eight Little Piggies

Author: Stephen Jay Gould
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393311396
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In the sixth volume of essays from Natural History magazine, a science writer discusses environmental spoliation and the massive extinction of the Earth's species.