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  • Questioning the Millenniumby Stephen Jay Gould

    Crown Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.95

    In this new edition of Questioning the Millennium , best-selling author Stephen Jay Gould applies his wit and erudition to one of today's most pressing subjects: the significance of the millennium. In 1950 at age eight, prompted by an issue of Life magazine marking the century's midpoint, Stephen Jay Gould started thinking about the approaching turn... more...

  • Questioning The Millenniumby Stephen Jay Gould

    Random House 2010; US$ 9.91

    Stephen Jay Gould examines the phenomenon of the millennium. He looks at the origins of the term in the Biblical prophecies of the Book of Revelation - if the six ages of man date from 4000BC, will 2000AD signify the end of time? Gould describes how the meaning of the word has evolved to its present day usage and tackles the debate over whether the... more...

  • Triumph And Tragedy In Mudvilleby Stephen Jay Gould

    Random House 2010; US$ 25.48

    Among Stephen Jay Gould's many gifts was his ability to write eloquently about baseball, his great passion. Through the years, the renowned palaeontologist published numerous essays on the sport which have now for the first time been collected in a volume alive with all the candour and insight that characterized Gould's writing. Here are his thoughts... more...

  • Rocks of Agesby Stephen Jay Gould

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    "People of good will wish to see science and religion at peace. . . . I do not see how science and religion could be unified, or even synthesized, under any common scheme of explanation or analysis; but I also do not understand why the two enterprises should experience any conflict." So states internationally renowned evolutionist and bestselling author... more...

  • The Hedgehog, The Fox And The Magister's Poxby Stephen Jay Gould

    Random House 2011; US$ 14.16

    Completed shortly before his death, this is the last work of science from the most celebrated popular science writer in the world. In characteristic form, Gould weaves the ideas of some of Western society's greatest thinkers, from Bacon to Galileo to E. O. Wilson, with the uncelebrated ideas of lesser-known yet pivotal intellectuals. He... more...

  • Life's Grandeurby Stephen Jay Gould

    Random House 2011; US$ 14.16

    In his characteristically iconoclastic and original way, Stephen Jay Gould argues that progress and increasing complexity are not inevitable features of the evolution of life on Earth. Further, if we wish to see grandeur in life, we must discard our selfish and anthropocentric view of evolution and learn to see it as Darwin did, as the random but... more...

  • The Lying Stones Of Marrakechby Stephen Jay Gould

    Random House 2010; US$ 17.00

    Stephen Jay Gould's writing remains the modern standard by which popular science writing is judged. Ever since the late 1970s up until till his death in 2002, his monthly essay in Natural History and his full-length books bridged the yawning gap between science and wider culture. In this fascinating new collection of essays from Natural... more...

  • I Have Landedby Stephen Jay Gould

    Random House 2010; US$ 15.57

    Stephen Jay Gould's writing remains the modern standard by which popular science writing is judged. Throughout his work Gould has developed a distinctive and personal form of essay to treat great scientific issues in the context of biography. With I Have Landed , Gould once again applied biographical perspectives to the illumination of key scientific... more...

  • Leonardo's Mountain Of Clamsby Stephen Jay Gould

    Random House 2010; US$ 11.32

    Stephen Jay Gould's writing remains the modern standard by which popular science writing is judged. Ever since the last 1970s, his monthly essay in Natural History and his full-length books have bridged the yawning gap between science and the wider culture. This fascinating new collection of essays contains some of Gould's bestw riting on a variety... more...

  • Eight Little Piggiesby Stephen Jay Gould

    Random House 2014; US$ 15.57

    No one illuminates the wonderful workings of the natural world as perceptively and enjoyably as Stephen Jay Gould. In this volume of reflections on biology, history and culture, Gould addresses the burning issues of ecological crisis and contemporary species extinctions as well as giving us fascinating insights into evolution - such as the fact that... more...