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Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems: Ptolemaic and Copernican

By: Galilei, Galileo; Gould, Stephen Jay; Drake, Stillman; Einstein, Albert; Heilbron, J.L.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Modern Library: 2001

Seller ID: 2202116

ISBN: 037575766X

Condition: Very Good


Sticker to rear wrapper, text underlined. 2001 Trade Paperback. xxxvii, 586 pp. Galileo’s Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, published in Florence in 1632, was the most proximate cause of his being brought to trial before the Inquisition. Using the dialogue form, a genre common in classical philosophical works, Galileo masterfully demonstrates the truth of the Copernican system over the Ptolemaic one, proving, for the first time, that the earth revolves around the sun. Its influence is incalculable. The Dialogue is not only one of the most important scientific treatises ever w... View more info

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The Lying Stones of Marrakech: Penultimate Reflections in Natural History

By: Gould, Stephen Jay

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harmony: 2000

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2207143

ISBN: 0609601423

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Jacket lightly rubbed. 2000 Hard Cover. In his ninth collection of essays, bestselling scientist Stephen Jay Gould once again offers his unmistakable perspective on natural history and the people who have tried to make sense of it. In tandem with the closing of the millennium, Gould is planning to bring down the curtain on his nearly thirty-year stint as a monthly essayist for Natural History magazine. This, then, is the next-to-last essay collection from one of the most acclaimed and widely read scientists of our time. In twenty-three essays, Gould presents the richness and fa... View more info

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An Urchin in the Storm: Essays about Books and Ideas

By: Gould, Stephen Jay

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Norton: 1988

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2269127

ISBN: 0393305376

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint. An exceptional copy. 1988 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Ranging as far as the fox and as deep as the hedgehog (the urchin of his title), Stephen Jay Gould expands on geology, biological determinism, cardboard Darwinism, and evolutionary theory in this sparkling collection. View more info

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The Flamingo's Smile: Reflections in Natural History

By: Gould, Stephen Jay

Price: $6.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company Inc: 1987

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2276041

ISBN: 0393303756

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint. 1987 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 476 pp. Evolutionary theory is the theme that binds together these essays on such seemingly disparate topics as the feeding habits of flamingos, flowers and snails that change from male to female and sometimes back again, and the extinction from baseball of the .400 hitter. Contents: Zoonomia (And Exceptions) Reversals - The Flamingo's Smile; Only His Wings Remained; Sex and Size; Boundaries- Living with Connections; A Most Ingenious Paradox; Theory and Perception - Two Admirable Cretionists - Adam's Navel; The Freezi... View more info

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Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes: Further Reflections in Natural History

By: Gould, Stephen Jay

Price: $6.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1983

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2276043

ISBN: 0393311031

Condition: Near Fine


Ink number on front corner, sticker on front flyleaf. 1983 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 413, [3] pp. Over a century after Darwin published the Origin of Species, Darwinian theory is in a vibrantly healthy state, writes Stephen Jay Gould, its most engaging and illuminating exponent. Exploring the peculiar and mysterious particulars of nature, Gould introduces the reader to some of the many and wonderful manifestations of evolutionary biology. Contents: Prologue; SENSIBLE ODDITIES: Big Fish, Little Fish; Nonmoral Nature; The Guano Ring; Quick Lives and Quirky Ch... View more info

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Ever Since Darwin: Reflections in Natural History

By: Gould, Stephen Jay

Price: $6.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1992

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2276045

ISBN: 0393308189

Condition: Near Fine


3rd printing. Ink number on front corner, small sticker on front flyleaf. 1992 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 285, [3] pp. More than any other modern scientists, Stephen Jay Gould has opened up to millions the wonders of evolutionary biology. His genius as an essayist lies in his unmatched ability to use his knowledge of the world, including popular culture, to illuminate the realm of science. Ever Since Darwin, Stephen Jay Gould's first book, has sold more than a quarter of a million copies. Like all succeeding collections by this unique writer, it brings the a... View more info

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Dinosaur in a Haystack: Reflections in Natural History

By: Gould, Stephen Jay

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harmony Books: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2277425

ISBN: 0517703939

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Small ink mark to front endpaper. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Award-winning, bestselling author, evolutionary biologist, and paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould takes the art of the essay to an unprecedented height of excellence in this vibrant new collection of writings on science and natural history. From fads to fungus, baseball to beeswax, Gould always circles back to the great themes of time, change, and history, carrying readers home to the centering theme of evolution. View more info

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Triptychs: Buffalo's Lower West Side Revisited

By: Rogovin, Milton; Coles, Robert; Gould, Stephen Jay; Wypijewski, Joanne

Price: $75.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2199401

ISBN: 0393035883

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by photographer (Milton Rogovin) without inscription. Pages lightly toned. Jacket lightly toned. 1994 Large Hardcover. 141 pp. In the early 1970s, Milton Rogovin set out to document the neighborhood near his house. He made a series of portraits of working-class people in Buffalo's Lower West Side. Then he returned to photograph the same people in the early 1980s and again in the 1990s. The result is this remarkable and moving portrait of time and place in America. Here are fifty of an acclaimed photographer's engaging Triptychs - a visual chronicle of change, aging, endur... View more info