For other uses, see The Panda's Thumb disambiguation. What a delightful little book of science essays! In some instances, Gould sets forth his particular point of view--his idea that evolutionary species are mostly stable and that evolution occurs as sudden rapid change, or his recent conjecture that Teilhard de Chardin was a co-conspirator in the Piltdown hoax. The wonders and mysteries of evolutionary biology are elegantly explored in these and other essays by the celebrated natural history writer Stephen Jay Gould. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Nov 15, Heman rated it it was amazing Shelves: non-fiction. A collection of essays on the subject of evolutionary biology, I have been taught about Stephen Jay Gould's theories before and I have always meant to read some of his articles and finally I have.
THE PANDA'S THUMB: More Reflections in Natural History by Stephen Jay Gould | Kirkus Reviews
Vesuvius in A. And well he might. Refresh and try again. Gould is a great writer with full command of natural This wonderful book is a collection of 31 short articles that appeared in the magazine "Natural History" in the late 's '' These bears have developed an already enlarged wrist bone to allow easier stripping of bamboo shoots, and have therefore effectively grown themselves a thumb. This wonderful book is a collection of 31 short articles that appeared in the magazine "Natural History" in the late 's ''