Stephen Jay Gould

Leonardo's Mountain Of Clams
  • Leonardo's Mountain Of Clams

  • Stephen Jay Gould's writing remains the modern standard by which popular science writing is judged. Ever since the last 1970s, his monthly essay in Natural History and his full-length books have bridged the yawning gap between science and the wider culture. This fascinating new collection of essays contains some of Gould's bestw riting on a variety of subjects ranging from Leonardo da Vinci and Martin Luther to fossils and the history of science. As always, these essays brillantly display his gift for colloquial and vivid explanation, and include fascinating oddities from the natural world and the printed word.

Stephen Jay Gould is the Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Professor of Geology at Harvard University, and the Curator for Invertebrate Palaeontology in the University's Museum of Comparative Zoology. His publications include Eight Little Piggies, Wonderful Life, Ever Since Darwin, The Panda's Thumb, Dinosaur in a Haystack and, most recently, Life's Grandeur.