1. Ichthyic says

    The very first book on evolutionary biology I ever read.

    egads. that was… 40 years ago now.

    lot has happened since then.

  2. slithey tove (twas brillig (stevem)) says

    True, well worth reading. Along with Mismeasure of Man, etc all his works were pretty durn good.
    His only <brp> was “non-overlapping magisteria” which gave religion an equal, different, footing than science.
    Umm. I disagree with SJG there. sounded good at first, yet doesn’t survive a closer look (like scientists are expected to give, and theists will examine in detail, looking for loopholes to pass through).
    minor criticism of SJG only, not the book. *applause*. Buy the book.

  3. slithey tove (twas brillig (stevem)) says

    re 2:
    oh frick:
    I meant: … footing as science
    omitt the “than”
    oops, all hail Lurd Tpyo

  4. Paul Ditz says

    Alas U.S. only. First book of Gould’s that I had read. Was on my reading list for a Biogeography course at university.