The Flamingo's Smile: Reflections in Natural History

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W. W. Norton & Company, Nov 29, 2010 - Nature - 480 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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User Review  - nmele - LibraryThing

Interesting essays, as always, about how science works, evolution and natural history. Reading these essays is a pleasure, tinged with regret that Stephen Jay Gould is no longer writing them. Read full review

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User Review  - psiloiordinary - LibraryThing

This is another collection of essays loosely based around evolutionary biology (with some inevitable baseball references). This is what the author is best at. He like language and uses it in his own ... Read full review

Contents

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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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