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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: WW Norton; Reissue edition (Feb. 1 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393311031
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393311037
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2 x 20.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 272 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
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Lively and fascinating. . . . [Gould] writes beautifully about science and the wonders of nature. — Tracy Kidder

Delectable. . . . A happy evolutionary tour de force. Gould is a true natural philosopher in the grand tradition of the Enlightenment. Read, learn, and enjoy. — Washington Post Book World

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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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Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes written by Stephen Jay Gould introduces the reader to the many and wonderful manifestations of evolutionary biology in this book of essays. Gould wrote many essays for "Natural History" and this book covers thirty of those essays as he takes us on an evolution ride of a tour de force magnitude.
Gould is unparalled when it comes to taking complicated theory and having the ability to evoke enlightenment to the general mass public as he brings a passion to his explanations and an understanding par excellence. Reading Gould's rather convesational tone in this book brings a wealth of information to the reader in a painless fashion.
Gould is truly a natural philosopher when it comes to spinning a story as he brings to the table a wealth of information as you read and the conclusion comes to you in a rather lively and fascinating manor. Gould has hit his stride with these essays.
This book was a joy to read and educational, bringing the reader witty learned sense making you follow till you see his conclusion. The prose flows well and you will feel that you are in capable hands as you are guided throughout the book.
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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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I was originally assigned to read "The Mismeasure of Man" in a college science course. Science has never been my strongest subject, nor did I find it particularly interesting, but I really liked that book, for the same reasons I like this one. The topics are highly engaging. Gould's writing style is conversational, and his enthusiasm for the subject is infectious. I am devouring this text, and have every intention of looking into more Gould titles after this...
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Thanks, Stephen Jay Gould for taking a challenging topic and making it so interesting and readable. I really enjoyed this and loved the interesting examples that the author used to show his points.
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Great collection of essays by an amazing author.
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