Eight Little Piggies: Reflections in Natural History
If Stephen Jay Gould did not exist it would hardly be possible to invent him. Who else among scientists who write reaches so far or grasps so surely the "pretty pebbles" that together make up the amplitude of life? Eight Little Piggies is the sixth volume in a series of essays, begun in 1974 in the pages of Natural History under the rubric "This View of Life." Now numbering more than 200 in an unbroken string, they comprise a unique achievement in the annals of literature. And they will continue, vows the author, until the millennium, in January 2001. So Stephen Jay Gould's readers, numbering in the millions around the world, have not only this present pleasure but also much to look forward to. Eight Little Piggies is a special book in several ways. In all of Gould's work, this is the most contemplative and personal, speaking often of the importance of unbroken connections within our own lives and to our ancestral generations, "a theme of supreme importance to evolutionists who study a world in which extinction is the ultimate fate of all and prolonged persistence the only meaningful measure of success." This personal view leads naturally to an area that has become, for Gould, of major importance - environmental deterioration and the massive extinction of species on our present earth. He chooses, typically, unusual and telling examples: the demise of the land snail Partula from Moorea (the Bali Hai of South Pacific) and why the battle that raged over the Mount Graham red squirrel of Arizona was worth fighting. There are, in addition, more than thirty of those pretty pebbles that make Gould's work unique, opening to us the mysteries of fish tails and frog calls, of the coloration ofpigeons and the eye tissue of completely bind mole rats. Along the way, we learn what story lies behind the bent tail of an ichthyosaur and how hearing bones evolved and how, probably, we with our five fingers and toes (subject of the title essay) evolved from ancestors that had six
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Review: Eight Little Piggies: Reflections in Natural History (Reflections in Natural History #6)User Review - Lisa Chapman - Goodreads
Not an easy read for me since I have little knowledge of things palentological, but the insights into evolution are worth wading through. The man was a supreme essayist. Read full review
Review: Eight Little Piggies: Reflections in Natural History (Reflections in Natural History #6)User Review - Goodreads
Great book! It elucidated many aspects of the history of biology and the theory of evolution that I was unaware of, or about which I only had a sketchy idea. What I liked the most were the chapters ...
A Reflective Prologue
THE SCALE OF EXTINCTION
A The Golden Rule A Proper Scale for Our Environmental Crisis
Losing a Limpet
ODD BITS IF VERTEBRATE ANATOMY
Eight Little Piggies
Bent Out of Shape
Counters and Cable Cars
Mozart and Modularity
The Moral State of Tahitiand of Darwin
Ten Thousand Acts of Kindness
The Declining Empire of Apes
GRAND PATTERNS OF EVOLUTION
Two Steps towards a General Theory of Lifes Complexity
An Earful of Jaw
Full of Hot Air
Men of the ThirtyThird Division An Essay on Integrity
Darwin and Paley Meet the Invisible Hand
More Light on Leaves
Time in Newtons Century
On Rereading Edmund Halley
Fall in the House of Ussher
Clouds of Memory
Muller Bros Moving Storage
Shoemaker and Morning Star
In Touch with Walcott
The Wheel of Fortune and the Wedge of Progress
Tires to Sandals
New Discoveries in the Earliest History of Multicellular Life
Defending the Heretical and the Superfluous
The Reversal of Hallucigenia
REVISING AND EXTENDING DARWIN
What the Immaculate Pigeon Teaches the Burdened Mind
The Great Seal Principle
A Dogs Life in Galtons Polyhedron
Betting on Chance and No Fair Peeking
REVERSALS FRAGMENTS OF A BOOK NOT WRITTEN
Shields of Expectation and Actuality
A Tale of Three Pictures
A Foot Soldier for Evolution
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