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    • The Mismeasure of Man

    • By: Stephen Jay Gould
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
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      4 out of 5 stars 87
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    When published in 1981, The Mismeasure of Man was immediately hailed as a masterwork, the ringing answer to those who would classify people, rank them according to their supposed genetic gifts and limits. Yet the idea of of biology as destiny dies hard, as witness the attention devoted to The Bell Curve, whose arguments are here so effectively anticipated and thoroughly undermined.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent and eye opening

    • By Wolfe on 09-03-12

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Dinosaur in a Haystack

    • Reflections in Natural History
    • By: Stephen Jay Gould
    • Narrated by: Meredith MacRae, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
    • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Award-winning, best-selling author, evolutionary biologist, and paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould takes the art of the essay to an unprecedented height of excellence in this vibrant 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 listeners home to the centering theme of evolution. These unabridged selections were originally published in Natural History magazine.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • This is trivial pursuit training

    • By Jose on 11-14-17

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Full House

    • The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin
    • By: Stephen Jay Gould
    • Narrated by: Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 92
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      4 out of 5 stars 41
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    We have always identified trends as bad (loosening of the moral fiber) or good (better ethnic eating in urban areas). But Stephen Jay Gould argues that this mode of interpretation is a bias that needs correcting. In Full House, Gould presents the truth about progress, evolution, and excellence, as well as a different way to understand trends other than as entities moving in a definite direction.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • One of my favoritess

    • By Erik on 04-28-04

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Leonardo's Mountain of Clams and the Diet of Worm

    • Essays on Natural History
    • By: Stephen Jay Gould
    • Narrated by: Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 97
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    In this essay collection, Stephen Jay Gould examines the puzzles and paradoxes great and small that build nature's and humanity's diversity and order. He formulates a humanistic natural history, one that considers how humans have learned to study and understand nature, rather than a history of nature itself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoughtful and entertaining

    • By Kestrel on 03-15-06

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Rocks of Ages

    • Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life
    • By: Stephen Jay Gould
    • Narrated by: Richard McGonagle
    • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 83
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      4 out of 5 stars 36
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      4 out of 5 stars 36

    In this fascinating history of the age-old battle between Science and Religion, evolutionist Stephen Jay Gould argues that part of living the full human experience is achieving a balance between the spiritual and the rational."

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Tame and bland compared to his other books

    • By John Mertus on 01-15-05

    Regular price: $14.00

    • Dinosaur in a Haystack

    • Reflections in Natural History
    • By: Stephen Jay Gould
    • Narrated by: Meredith MacRae, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    From paleontology, dinosaurs, and fossils to the fascinating and strange phenomena of life on Earth today, come the inspiration for this collection of Stephen Jay Gould's best essays. Fads to fungus, baseball to beeswax, Gould always circles back to the great themes of time, change, and history. Gould's inimitable style makes history and science accessible and relevant to all.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dinosaur in a Haystack:

    • By Robert on 08-03-03

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Questioning the Millennium

    • A Rationalist's Guide to a Precisely Arbitrary Countdown
    • By: Stephen Jay Gould
    • Narrated by: Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
    • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The best selling author and evolutionary scientist holds the mirror up to all of our millennial passions in this wide-ranging discussion that reveals our foibles, absurdities, and uniqueness - in other words, our humanity.

    Regular price: $17.50