I Have Landed: The End of a Beginning in Natural History

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The End of a Beginning in Natural History

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"A poet of Darwinism... [Gould] reinvented the art of writing on science... his ideas about evolution were brilliant and controversial....."

"One of the joys of reading about good science is the chance to not only observe how scientific theory works, but also to participate in the workings of the mind behind the words.... In I Have Landed, the reader will find such joy in abundance."

"Be warned: This is not a book for the bedside table. It sets the mind racing too wildly for sleep."

These essays have entranced millions with the wonders of evolution. One of the joys of reading about good science is the chance not only to observe how scientific theory works, but also to participate in the workings of the mind behind the works. In "How I Landed"...the reader will find such joy in abundance.--Tim Flannery "New York Review of Books "

These essays have entranced millions, from company presidents to penitentiary inmates, with the wonders of evolution...One of the joys of reading about good science is the chance not only to observe how scientific theory works, but also to participate in the workings of the mind behind the works. In Gould's I Have Landed...the reader will find such joy in abundance.--Tim Flannery"New York Review of Books" (05/23/2002)

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As always in his popular writing, Gould conveys the ideas that science professionals exchange among themselves, minus only the technical jargon. In the title essay, he details his grandfather's journey from Hungary to America, and in a moving epilogue that has been hailed as a powerful testament, Gould writes about September 11.

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