I Have Landed: Ultimate Reflections in Natural History

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In this collection of essays from "Natural History" magazine, Gould has once again applied biographical perspectives to the illumination of key scientific concepts and their history, ranging from the discovery of the new scourge of syphilis by Fracastoro in the 16th century and Isabelle Duncan's 19th-century attempt at reconciling scripture and paleontology to Freud's weird speculations about human phylogeny and recent creationist attacks on the study of evolution. The essays illuminate and elucidate the puzzles and paradoxes great and small that have fuelled the enterprise of science and opened our eyes to a world of unexpected wonders.

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Stephen Jay Gould is Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Professor of Geology at Harvard University. His books include Ever Since Darwin, Wonderful Life, Questioning the Millennium, Leonardo's Mountain of Clams and the Diet of Worms, The Lying Stones of Marrakech and, most recently, Rocks of Ages.

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"Gems of evolutionary and natural-history wisdom" -- Steven Rose * Sunday Times * "Not only one of the finest scientific minds of the later 20th century, but also one of its greatest polymaths... A wonderfully eclectic collection-a fine introduction to a brilliant mind" * The Times * "It is hard to think of any one else with this combination of polymathic ability and of sheer cheek...original and controversial...quintessentially revealing" * Spectator * "This is not a book for the bedside table. It sets the mind racing too wildly for sleep" * New Scientist * "High in emotion and rich in historical perspective-one of our most gifted and productive science writers... He pioneered an explosion in the popularisation of science but has never been bettered in the process" -- Robin McKie * Observer *

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Editore: Jonathan Cape Ltd (2002)
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Descrizione libro Jonathan Cape Ltd, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0224062999

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