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Gould, Stephen Jay

Bully for Brontosaurus

Reflections in Natural History

€ 24.09

A collection of thirty-five essays--representing the best of the column "This View of Life" from "Natural History" magazine--focuses on the themes of evolution and of the innumerable oddities of nature


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Prologue 11(10)
1 HISTORY IN EVOLUTION
George Canning`s Left Buttock and the Origin of Species
21(11)
Grimm`s Greatest Tale
32(10)
The Creation Myths of Cooperstown
42(17)
The Panda`s Thumb of Technology
59(20)
2 DINOMANIA
Bully for Brontosaurus
79(15)
The Dinosaur Rip-off
94(15)
3 ADAPTATION
Of Kiwi Eggs and the Liberty Bell
109(15)
Male Nipples and Clitoral Ripples
124(15)
Not Necessarily a Wing
139(16)
4 FADS AND FALLACIES
The Case of the Creeping Fox Terrier Clone
155(13)
Life`s Little Joke
168(14)
The Chain of Reason versus the Chain of Thumbs
182(19)
5 ART AND SCIENCE
Madame Jeanette
201(8)
Red Wings in the Sunset
209(20)
Petrus Camper`s Angle
229(12)
Literary Bias on the Slippery Slope
241(14)
6 DOWN UNDER
Glow, Big Glowworm
255(14)
To Be a Platypus
269(12)
Bligh`s Bounty
281(13)
Here Goes Nothing
294(15)
7 INTELLECTUAL BIOGRAPHY
Biologists
In a Jumbled Drawer
309(16)
Kropotkin Was No Crackpot
325(15)
Fleeming Jenkin Revisited
340(14)
Physical Scientists
The Passion of Antoine Lavoisier
354(13)
The Godfather of Disaster
367(18)
8 EVOLUTION AND CREATION
The World of T. H. Huxley
Knight Takes Bishop?
385(17)
Genesis and Gelogy
402(14)
Scopes to Scalia
William Jennings Bryan`s Last Campaign
416(16)
An Essay on a Pig Roast
432(16)
Justice Scalia`s Misunderstanding
448(15)
9 NUMBERS AND PROBABILITY
The Streak of Streaks
463(10)
The Median Isn`t the Message
473(6)
The Ant and the Plant
479(10)
10 PLANETS AS PERSONS
The Face of Miranda
489(10)
The Horn of Triton
499(14)
Bibliography 513(12)
Index 525
Extra informatie: 
Paperback / softback
544 pagina's
Januari 1992
540 gram
210 x 140 x 25 mm
W W NORTON & CO us

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