I found the book to be very well written with excellent documentation and a classic of felicity of style.
He knows linguistics, for example; he would recognize that he does not know as much as Noam Chomsky, but he knows a great deal more than the typical lay person.
Stephen Jay Gould takes an insightful look at one of evolution's most misunderstood concepts, namely, that ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny.
One of the best of Dr. Gould's books, and there are many. Good science very well explained.Published 2 months ago by Martin A. Moe
Excellent copy and shipped fast. This is one of the books that I have been waiting to read. clean book.Published 23 months ago by Sabri Gokmen
The book purchased was a used copy of Stephen Gould's "Ontogeny and Phylogeny" in paperback. The book was no surprise since I knew what it was. Read morePublished on July 30, 2009 by Stanley R. Fleming
If there is any book that has greatly reinvigorated interest in the relationship of developmental biology to evolutionary biology, then Stephen Jay Gould's "Ontogeny and Phylogeny"... Read morePublished on June 2, 2007 by John Kwok
"Ontogeny recapitulates philogeny" is the largely defunct theory that as a fetus grows it reprises the collected earlier adult states of its evolutionary forebears. Read morePublished on February 14, 2007 by Steve Reina
This book is about the history of the concepts around which the "ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny" developed, flourished and eventually faded out. Read morePublished on June 3, 2006 by Neal J. King
Oh my friends, I tried Atlas-fashion but to no avail. This drawn out excercise in long haired erudition was simply too much for me. Read morePublished on August 29, 2002 by Earl Dennis
Stephen Jay Gould's brilliance is evident as always in his ability to make the esoterics of great science available to people who have not thoroughly studied his field. Read morePublished on June 28, 2001 by Rivkah Maccaby