The Panda's Thumb

The Panda's Thumb

More Reflections in Natural History

Unknown - 1992
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With sales of well over one million copies in North America alone, the commercial success of Gould's books now matches their critical acclaim. The Panda's Thumb will introduce a new generation of readers to this unique writer, who has taken the art of the scientific essay to new heights.

Were dinosaurs really dumber than lizards? Why, after all, are roughly the same number of men and women born into the world? What led the famous Dr. Down to his theory of mongolism, and its racist residue? What do the panda's magical "thumb" and the sea turtle's perilous migration tell us about imperfections that prove the evolutionary rule? The wonders and mysteries of evolutionary biology are elegantly explored in these and other essays by the celebrated natural history writer Stephen Jay Gould.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 1992, c1980.
ISBN: 9780393308198
0393308197
9780393013801
0393013804
Branch Call Number: 578 GOULD S
Characteristics: 343 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.

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