It is an excellent collection of essays by Stephen Jay Gould.
I think it was the summer of 1990, just before starting college, and I recall reading this book while on vacation with my grandparents in the Alps.
Reading Gould's rather convesational tone in this book brings a wealth of information to the reader in a painless fashion.
The book itself is very small but Gould's writing is excellent. His indirect lessons about the concepts of evolution are interesting and well presented. Read morePublished 13 days ago by A. Brennan
Stephen Jay Gould (1941-2002) wrote many other important books, such as Ever Since Darwin, The Panda's Thumb, The Flamingo's Smile, Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Steven H Propp
Another excellent Gould book. I've loved every book. I recommend this to anyone interested in facts and new ideas. 5 starsPublished 20 months ago by Katie
A Harvard education for a couple bucks. I started with Bully for Brontosaurus that I picked up at a seaman's book exchange for free. Read morePublished 23 months ago by John R. Olson
The essays, now pushing 30 years old in their original appearances, still make for (mostly) interesting reading, or in my case, listening. Read morePublished on November 27, 2010 by T. Burket