Eight Little Piggies - Reflections in Natural History.
14.5cm x 21.5cm. 479 pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. In all of Gould's work, this is the most contemplative and personal, speaking often of the importance of unbroken connections within our own lives and to our ancestral generations," a theme of supreme importance to evolutionists who study a world in which extinction is the ultimate fate of all and prolonged persistence the only meaningful measure of success." This personal view leads naturally to an area that has become, for Gould, of major importance- environmental deterioration and the massive extinction of species on our present earth. He chooses, typically, unusual and telling examples: the demise of the land snail Partula from Moorea (the Bali Ha'i of South Pacific) and why the battle that raged over the Mount Graham red squirrel of Arizona was worth fighting. For range, depth and elegance-and a serious commitment to readres-Stephen Jay Gould has no peer. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 71250AB
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Über den Autor: Stephen Jay Gould (1941-2002) was the Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Professor of Geology at Harvard University. He published over twenty books, received the National Book and National Book Critics Circle Awards, and a MacArthur Fellowship.
Titel: Eight Little Piggies - Reflections in ...
Verlag: New York & London, W. W . Norton & Co.
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