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Stephen Jay Gould

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Stephen Jay Gould was one of the most influential evolutionary biologists and most acclaimed science essayists of the 20th century, and author of numerous books, including The Lying Stones of Marrakech and Questioning the Millennium.

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The Advancement of Learning

Written by Francis Bacon
Series edited by Stephen Jay Gould


Format: Trade Paperback, 254 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 2, 2001
Price: $15.00

Francis Bacon, lawyer, statesman, and philosopher, remains one of the most effectual thinkers in European intellectual history. We can trace his influence from Kant in the 1700s to Darwin a century later. The Advancement of Learning, first published in 1605, contains an unprecedented and thorough systematization of the whole range of... Read more >
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Questioning the Millennium
A Rationalist's Guide to a Precisely Arbitrary Countdown (Revised Edition)
Written by Stephen Jay Gould


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: August 24, 1999
Price: $17.95

In this new edition of Questioning the Millennium, Gould applies his wit and erudition to one of today's most pressing subjects: the significance of the millennium.

In 1950 at age eight, prompted by an issue of Life magazine marking the century's midpoint, Stephen Jay Gould started thinking about the approaching turn of... Read more >
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Questioning the Millennium
A Rationalist's Guide to a Precisely Arbitrary Countdown
Written by Stephen Jay Gould


Format: eBook
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: January 4, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Rocks of Ages
Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life
Written by Stephen Jay Gould


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: February 26, 2002
Price: $16.00

"People of good will wish to see science and religion at peace. . . . I do not see how science and religion could be unified, or even synthesized, under any common scheme of explanation or analysis; but I also do not understand why the two enterprises should experience any conflict."... Read more >
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Rocks of Ages
Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life
Written by Stephen Jay Gould


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: July 20, 2011
Price: $13.99

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Man's Place in Nature

Written by Thomas H. Huxley
Series edited by Stephen Jay Gould


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 2, 2001
Price: $15.00

Thomas H. Huxley was one of the first supporters of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection, and he did more than any other writer to advance its acceptance among scientists and nonscientists alike. His most famous book, Man’s Place in Nature, published only five years after Darwin’s The Origin... Read more >
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Man's Place in Nature

Written by Thomas H. Huxley
Series edited by Stephen Jay Gould


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 8, 2012
Price: $11.99

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