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The Flamingo's Smile: Reflections in Natural History

Popular Science

Series: Stephen Jay Gould's Essays On Natural History [NHBS list] Volume: 4

By: Stephen Jay Gould(Author)

476 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations

Penguin Books

Paperback | Dec 1987 | #152389 | ISBN: 0393303756
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Paperback | Jun 1997 | #3515 | ISBN: 0140135545
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Hardback | Sep 1985 | #238928 | ISBN: 0393022285
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About this book

This is Gould's fourth volume of essays reprinted, with postscripts, from Natural History.

"[...] the best writer of popular science now active."
– John Maynard-Smith, London Review of Books

"Gould himself is a rare and wonderful animal – a member of the endangered species known as the ruby-throated polymath [...] [He] is a leading theorist on large-scale patterns in evolution [...] [and] one of the sharpest and most humane thinkers in the sciences."
– David Quammen


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