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Leonardo's Mountain of Clams and the Diet of Worms
Leonardo's Mountain of Clams and the Diet of Worms Author:Stephen Jay Gould Leonardo's Mountain of Clams and the Diet of Worms is the latest collection of bestselling scientist Stephen Jay Gould's popular essays from Natural History magazine. It is also the fist of the final three such collections, since Dr. Gould has announced that the series will end with the turn of the millenium. — In this collection Dr. Gould examin... more »es the puzzles and paradoxes great and small that build nature's and humanity;s diversity and order; formulates a humanistic natural history, a consideration of how humans have learned to study and understand nature, rather than a history of nature itself; and in affecting short biographies, depicts how scholars grapple with problems of science and philosophy as he illuminates the interaction of the outer words with the unique human ability to struggle to understand the whys and wherefores of existence.
Stephen Jay Gould is the Alexander Agassiz Professor or Zoology and Professor of Geology at Harvard and the Vincent Astor visiting Professor of Biology at New York University. He lives in Cambridge Massachusetts, and New York City.
Efram Zimbalist, Jr. is a multitalented actor with numerous stage, screen, and television credits, including the lead in Sunset Strip, which ran for six years, and in The F.B.I., portraying Lewis Erskine.
4 Cassettes, nonfiction, unabridged selections. Total playing time: Approx. 6 hours.« less