Leonardo's Mountain of Clams and the Diet of Worms Essays on Natural History (Reflections in Natural History #8) RTF Stephen Jay Gould Easy Discover

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Leonardo
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Language: English More Info: Paperback, 432 pages
Date of Publication: November 2nd 1999 by Three Rivers Press (first published September 29th 1998) Author/Writer:
Book Tags: Science, Non Fiction, Science, Natural History, History, Biology, Evolution, Writing, Essays, Science, Biology, Environment, Nature, Reference, Science, Popular Science Original Book Title: Leonardo's Mountain of Clams and the Diet of Worms: Essays on Natural History

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Leonardo's Mountain of Clams and the Diet of Worms is the newest collection of best-selling scientist Stephen Jay Gould's popular essays from "Natural History" magazine (the longest-running series of scientific essays in history). It is also the first of the final three such collections, since Dr. Gould has announced that the series will end with the turn of the millennium Leonardo's Mountain of Clams and the Diet of Worms is the newest collection of best-selling scientist Stephen Jay Gould's popular essays from "Natural History" magazine (the longest-running series of scientific essays in history). It is also the first of the final three such collections, since Dr. Gould has announced that the series will end with the turn of the millennium.
In this collection, Gould consciously and unconventionally formulates a humanistic natural history, a consideration of how humans have learned to study and understand nature, rather than a history of nature itself. With his customary brilliance, Gould examines the puzzles and paradoxes great and small that build nature's and humanity's diversity and order. In affecting short biographies, he depicts how scholars grapple with problems of science and philosophy as he illuminates the interaction of the outer world with the unique human ability to struggle to understand the whys and wherefores of existence. "From the Hardcover edition."

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