• "Pairs high brilliance with deep modesty."

    New Humanist
  • "Reading Gould is not merely a pleasure but an education and a chronicle of the times"

  • "Not only one of the finest scientific minds of the later twentieth century, but also one of its greatest polymaths"

    The Times
  • "Gould strives to outline a more peaceful, mutually supportive view of the realtionship between the sciences and the humanities"

  • "One of the best essayists in the business. He uses his wide background a bridge to entice non-scientists into sharing the excitement of scientific discovery and the curious, convoluted path of new ideas through history"