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Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes.

GOULD, Stephen Jay.

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ISBN 10: 0393017168 / ISBN 13: 9780393017168
Published by W.W. Norton & Company [1983], New York, 1983
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8vo. Green cloth spine with gilt lettering and cream paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. 413pp. Near fine/very good. Faintest of jacket edgewear; circular blind-embossed ownership imprint on page 9. A tight and handsome first edition of the famed paleontologist and biologist's fifth book, a collection of "Natural History Magazine" articles. Bookseller Inventory # 39037

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Title: Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes.

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company [1983], New York

Publication Date: 1983

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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What color is a zebra? Does the changing size of a Hershey bar hold a lesson of adaptive significance? Did an asteroid bring mass extinction to the earth 65 million years ago? Why do animals walk, fly, swim and slither but never roll? Human beings not withstanding, why are the females of most species larger than the males?

Behind each question and each answer lie concepts central to science and in particular to an understanding of evolution, the centerpiece of biology. Science is the art of the doable, and the science of evolutionary biology has changed our view of the world. It is important to remember that natural selection is not a perfecting principle, but a means of making sense of our earth as we find it today.

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