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This book is less about clams, worms, and Leonardo than about some evolutionary dead ends in human intellectual history. It's not an easy read. Those who are already Gould fans will find more tantalizing tidbits--no, thick stew--from this fruitful author. Those first-timers drawn by an intriguing title will scratch, frown, fall asleep, swear, and generally want to give up. But don't! Gould is one of those authors that takes some getting used to. With a little patience, his extravagant prose will edify rather than trip you, and his digressions will delight rather than distract. --Lauran Cole Warner
Be careful. This book is so good you may enjoy it so much you forget you already own a copy and buy it again. I did.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Stephen Jay Gould (1941-2002) wrote many other important books, such as Ever Since Darwin, The Panda's Thumb, Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes, The Flamingo's Smile, Wonderful Life:... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Steven H Propp
Stephen Jay Gould has done it again - Exposes the racist side of the foundation and development of Western Scientific Knowledge, which sadly enough, although to a much lesser... Read morePublished on November 13, 2013 by Sahalu Saidu
Stephen Jay Gould had a gift for raising popular science writing to the level of literature. He is by turns profound, humorous and insightful. Read morePublished on May 23, 2008 by James E. McVoy
Once more, with feeling! Damned if Dr. Gould didn't do it again, or, more accurately, kept right on doing it. Read morePublished on November 19, 2007 by Cecil Bothwell
Gould's eighth collection of essays from his long-running feature in "Natural History" magazine explores the human history of scientific discovery; the use of observation to... Read morePublished on July 31, 2007 by Lynn Harnett
Stephen Jay Gould has done it again - Exposes the racist side of the foundation and development of Western Scientific Knowledge, which sadly enough, although to a much lesser... Read morePublished on January 25, 2000