By: Stephen Jay Gould
244 pages, B/w illus, figs
In this fascinating volume of palaeontological and biological arcana, Gould argues that progress and increasing complexity are not inevitable features of the evolution of life on earth. Indeed, we should learn to appreciate nature not for where it is leading, but for the fullness and constancy of its variety, ingenuity and diversity. To see the full grandeur in life, we must discard our selfish and anthropocentric view of evolution. NB: published in the US as Full House.
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