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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ W. W. Norton & Company; 2nd Printing edition (January 17, 1987)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 478 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0393303756
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0393303759
  • Lexile measure ‏ : ‎ 1370L
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.33 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 1.3 x 8.2 inches
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Stephen Jay Gould (1941-2002) was the Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Professor of Geology at Harvard University. He published over twenty books, received the National Book and National Book Critics Circle Awards, and a MacArthur Fellowship.

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