The Flamingo's Smile: Reflections in Natural History

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W. W. Norton & Company, Nov 29, 2010 - Nature - 476 pages
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"Gould himself is a rare and wonderful animal—a member of the endangered species known as the ruby-throated polymath. . . . [He] is a leading theorist on large-scale patterns in evolution . . . [and] one of the sharpest and most humane thinkers in the sciences." --David Quammen, New York Times Book Review


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Review: The Flamingo's Smile: Reflections in Natural History (Reflections in Natural History #4)

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This book, the first I've read of Gould's essay collections, sure sharpens my regret at his early passing. He speaks eloquently and with a sparkling wit about a great many subjects, most consistently ... Read full review

Review: The Flamingo's Smile: Reflections in Natural History (Reflections in Natural History #4)

User Review  - Elise Jenkins - Goodreads

The Flamingos smile by Stephen jay Gould is a book based on the idea if evolution it includes facts, ideas from other scientists as well as a few drawings to show what the author is explaining. Gould ... Read full review

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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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