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Eight Little Piggies - Reflections in Natural History.

Gould, Stephen Jay.

Verlag: New York & London, W. W . Norton & Co., 1993., 1993
ISBN 10: 039303416X / ISBN 13: 9780393034165
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Titel: Eight Little Piggies - Reflections in ...

Verlag: New York & London, W. W . Norton & Co., 1993.

Erscheinungsdatum: 1993


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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Inhaltsangabe: What story lies behind the bent tail of an ichthyosaur? How did hearing bones evolve? Is it possible that our five fingers and toes just happened to be and were not ordained? Here are Gould's thoughts on extinction and on the ecological crisis, as he proposes a Golden Rule of our Earth: we should treat all species as we would ourselves. Drawings.

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.

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