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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The flamingo's smile: reflections in natural history

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This is Gould's fourth volume of essays reprinted, with postscripts, from Natural History. Gould's monthly columns seem to take on new meaning in these collectionseach becomes a piece in a mosaic ... Read full review

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Right up there with a "Wonderful Life" in competition for my favorite Gould book. Read full review

Contents

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13
II
21
III
23
IV
40
V
56
VI
64
VII
78
VIII
97
XXIII
245
XXIV
261
XXV
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XXVI
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XXVII
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XXVIII
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XXIX
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XXX
333

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XII
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XIII
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XIV
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XV
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XVI
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XVII
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XVIII
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XIX
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XXI
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XXII
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XXXI
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XXXII
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XXXIII
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XXXIV
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XXXV
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XXXVI
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XXXVII
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XXXVIII
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XXXIX
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XL
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XLI
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XLII
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XLIII
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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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