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The panda's thumb : more reflections in natural history / Stephen Jay Gould.


1st ed.. New York : Norton, [1980] .
ISBN 0393013804

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Subjects Evolutietheorie.
Evolution (Biology)
Evolution (Biology) -- History.
Évolution -- Histoire.
Natural selection -- History.
Natural selection.
Sélection naturelle -- Histoire.
Description 343 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Copyright Date [1980]
©1980
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 324-330) and index.
Summary For better science students, this is a collection of 31 essays on natural history.
Contents [part 5]. The pace of change -- 17. The episodic nature of evolutionary change -- 18. Return of the hopeful monster -- 19. The Great Scablands debate -- 20. A quahog is a quahog -- [pt]. 6. Early life -- 21. An early start -- 22. Crazy old Randolph Kirkpatrick -- 23. Bathybius and Eozoon -- 24. Might we fit inside a sponge's cell -- [pt]. 7. They were despised and rejected -- 25. Were dinosaurs dumb? -- 26. The telltale wishbone -- 27. Nature's odd couples -- 28. Sticking up for marsupials -- [pt]. 8. Size and time -- 29. Our allotted lifetimes -- 30. Natural attraction : bacteria, the birds and the bees -- 31. Time's vastness -- Bibliography -- Index.
Prologue -- [pt]. 1. Perfection and imperfection : a trilogy on a panda's thumb -- 1. The panda's thumb -- 2. Senseless signs of history -- 3. Double trouble -- [part 2]. Darwiniana -- 4. Natural selection and the human brain : Darwin vs. Wallace -- 5. Darwin's middle road -- 6. Death before birth, or a mite's nunc dimittis -- 7. Shades of Lamarck -- 8. Caring groups and selfish genes -- [pt]. 3. Human evolution -- 9. A biological homage to Mickey Mouse -- 10. Piltdown revisited -- 11. Our greatest evolutionary step -- 12. In the midst of life -- [pt]. 4. Science and politics of human differences -- 13. Wide hats and narrow minds -- 14. Women's brains -- 15. Dr. Down's syndrome -- 16. Flaws in a Victorian veil.
Genre History.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)6331415
(OCoLC)ocm06331415
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WorldCat Identities Gould, Stephen Jay.
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