Many good stories covering a wide range of material.
I've enjoyed reading Gould's essays through the years, as others have, and as all good things come to and end... let me say adieu my friend.
Gould intended that this book would be the last of his 10-volume series of collected essays, but it also became his last work of any sort.
Stephen Jay Gould (1941-2002) wrote many other important books, such as The Panda's Thumb, Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes, The Flamingo's Smile, Bully for Brontosaurus, Eight Little... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Steven H Propp
Very awesome. Stephen jay Gould is my hero. He was brilliant and very inspiring. I would suggest anybody with an interest in evolutionary biology to read this book,Published 16 months ago by Mary Rodriguez
The author shows a wide range of interests, from baseball to classical music and from medicine to biblical texts. Read morePublished on June 5, 2010 by A. Panda
Gould was not only a great writer of science, but a tireless defender of science and rationalism. His resurrection of the science essay as a popular art form will probably be his... Read morePublished on October 3, 2008 by Cosmoetica
This marks the final volume of writings from the Great One and I have read every one of these literary jewels. I can safely state that Gould as an essayist cannot be beat. Read morePublished on February 15, 2007 by Avid Reader
I really did try to get into the book and I read quite a few of the essays. Mr. Gould had some interesting facts and analogies to convey, but the overall theses of his many... Read morePublished on January 9, 2006 by Marc N. Charendoff
The late Stephen Jay Gould just managed to close this huge chapter in his life before leaving us with an incredible heap of reflections, just in his whole collection of assays (300... Read morePublished on June 25, 2004 by Sergio A. Salazar Lozano
Gould's passing is a loss to essay writing. No-one ever faulted Gould for the wide reach of his interests. Read morePublished on November 3, 2003 by Stephen A. Haines