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Bully for Brontosaurus: Revlections in Natural History

Gould, Stephen Jay

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ISBN 10: 0393029611 / ISBN 13: 9780393029611
Published by W.W. Norton & Company, New York, 1991
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First Printing. Slight bow at the top of the spine. This is the fifth volume of collected essays. The essays were culled from his monthly column THE VIEW OF LIFE in Natural History magazine. The author has SIGNED on the half-title page. Bookseller Inventory # 009202

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Title: Bully for Brontosaurus: Revlections in ...

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company, New York

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First American Edition.

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A collection of thirty-five essays--representing the best of the column This View of Life from Natural History magazine--focuses on the themes of evolution and of the innumerable oddities of nature.

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Stephen Jay Gould has a wide range of interests, and for many years he has shared his enthusiasms in the pages of Natural History and the New York Review of Books, among other journals. His passions include baseball, the puzzles of evolutionary theory, and the game of scholarly detection as it applies to questions such as, "What became of dinosaurs, anyway?". He answers entertainingly, but never talks down to his readers. Gould is one of modern natural science's great popularizers, but he shuns the temptation to make the giant reptiles of prehistory the Smurfs of the 1990s, in the manner of a certain purple dinosaur. The 35 pieces gathered here make for fine browsing, full of sideways glances and digressions that eventually make sense.

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