Evolution

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  1. Book ImageWhy We Do It: Rethinking Sex and the Selfish Gene

    Niles Eldredge

    A major refutation of the almighty status of genes in evolution and human behavior.More

  2. Book ImageEthology: The Mechanisms and Evolution of Behavior

    James L. Gould

    Ethology is the study of the mechanisms and evolution of behavior. Now more than ever before ethology poses some of the most exciting intellectual challenges in modern biology while it offers the most powerful conceptual tools for answering them.More

  3. Book ImageThe Mismeasure of Man

    Stephen Jay Gould

    Revised & Expanded

    The definitive refutation to the argument of The Bell Curve.More

  4. Book ImageHen's Teeth and Horse's Toes: Further Reflections in Natural History

    Stephen Jay Gould

    "Lively and fascinating. . . . [Gould] writes beautifully about science and the wonders of nature."—Tracy KidderMore

  5. Book ImageEight Little Piggies: Reflections in Natural History

    Stephen Jay Gould

    "There is no scientist today whose books I look forward to reading with greater anticipation of enjoyment and enlightenment than Stephen Jay Gould."—Martin GardnerMore

  6. Book ImageThe Book of Life: An Illustrated History of the Evolution of Life on Earth

    Stephen Jay Gould

    Second Edition

    A new edition of the beautifully illustrated depiction of the dramatic story of survival and extinction.More

  7. Book ImageTriumph and Tragedy in Mudville: A Lifelong Passion for Baseball

    Stephen Jay Gould, David Halberstam

    "Scientific analysis intersects with flat-out fandom. [Gould] could write, he was funny, and he loved, loved baseball."—BooklistMore

  8. Book ImageThe Flamingo's Smile: Reflections in Natural History

    Stephen Jay Gould

    "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 ReviewMore

  9. Book ImageAn Urchin in the Storm: Essays about Books and Ideas

    Stephen Jay Gould

    "What pleasure to see the dishonest, the inept, and the misguided deftly given their due, while praise is lavished on the deserving—for reasons well and truly stated."—Kirkus ReviewsMore

  10. Book ImageWonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

    Stephen Jay Gould

    "[An] extraordinary book. . . . Mr. Gould is an exceptional combination of scientist and science writer. . . . He is thus exceptionally well placed to tell these stories, and he tells them with fervor and intelligence."—James Gleick, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  11. Book ImageEver Since Darwin: Reflections in Natural History

    Stephen Jay Gould

    More than any other modern scientists, Stephen Jay Gould has opened up to millions the wonders of evolutionary biology. His genius as an essayist lies in his unmatched ability to use his knowledge of the world, including popular culture, to illuminate the realm of science.More

  12. Book ImageThe Panda's Thumb: More Reflections in Natural History

    Stephen Jay Gould

    "Gould is a natural writer; he has something to say and the inclination and skill with which to say it." —P. B. Medawar, New York Review of BooksMore

  13. Book ImageBully for Brontosaurus: Reflections in Natural History

    Stephen Jay Gould

    "Provocative and delightfully discursive essays on natural history. . . . Gould is the Stan Musial of essay writing. He can work himself into a corkscrew of ideas and improbable allusions paragraph after paragraph and then, uncoiling, hit it with such power that his fans know they are experiencing the game of essay writing at its best."--John Noble Wilford, New York Times Book Review
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  14. Book ImageOf Moths and Men: An Evolutionary Tale: The Untold Story of Science and the Peppered Moth

    Judith Hooper

    "An engrossing narrative" (Wall Street Journal) that does for evolutionary biology what The Double Helix did for DNA.More

  15. Book ImageLife Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution

    Nick Lane

    “Original and awe-inspiring . . . an exhilarating tour of some of the most profound and important ideas in biology.”—New ScientistMore

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