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Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes:  Further Reflections in Natural History
Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes Further Reflections in Natural History
Author: Stephen Jay Gould
What color is a zebra? Does the changing size of a Hershey bar hold a lesson of adaptive significance? Did an asteroid bring mass extinction to the earth 65 million years ago? Why do animals walk, fly, swim and slither but never roll? Human beings not withstanding, why are the females of most species larger than the males? — Behind each question ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780393302004
ISBN-10: 0393302008
Publication Date: 11/28/1984
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Publisher: W. W. Norton Company
Book Type: Paperback
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I admit it, I'm a Stephen Jay Gould fan. As always, it was delightful to lay back and read each and every one of the essays in this book. This is not just science, this is reason, objectivity, philosophy and history (at least). Stephen's prose is remarkable, his style is so unique, something in between nineteen and twentieth century. Although this book is not new, Stephen is profound in every aspect and so meticulous in his work that ten or twenty years from now you can read it again and still learn something from it. If you like science, evolution or biology, even if you just enjoy good, logical and profound arguments, I guarantee you will like this book.
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