Hen's teeth and horse's toes / Stephen Jay Gould.

  • 1st ed.
  • New York : Norton ©1983
Physical description
413 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • 0393017168
  • 9780393017168
  • 0393311031
  • 9780393311037
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 386-393) and index.
  • I. Sensible oddities. Big fish, little fish ; Nonmoral nature ; The guano ring ; Quick lives and quirky changes -- II. Personalities. Three geologists: The titular bishop of Titiopolis, Hutton's purpose, The stinkstones of Oeningen ; Three biologists: Agassiz in the Galápagos, Worm for a century, and for all seasons, A hearing for Vavilov -- III. Adaptation and development. Adaptation: Hyena myths and realities, Kingdoms without wheels, What happens to bodies if genes act for themselves? ; Development: Hen's teeth and horse's toes, Helpful monsters -- IV. Teilhard and Piltdown. The Piltdown conspiracy ; A reply to critics ; Our natural place -- V. Science and politics. Creationism: Evolution as fact and theory, A visit to Dayton, Moon, Mann, and Otto ; Race and creed: Science and Jewish immigration, The politics of census -- VI. Extinction. Phyletic size decrease in Hershey bars ; The belt of an asteroid ; Chance riches ; O grave, where is thy victory? -- VII. A zebra trilogy. What, if anything, is a zebra? ; How the zebra gets its stripes ; Quaggas, coiled oysters, and flimsy facts.
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  • On cover: Further reflections in natural history.

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