Bully for Brontosaurus, Reflections in Natural History

Price: 100.00 USD

New York and London: W.W. Norton & Company, 1991. Octavo size, 540 pp., signed by Stephen Jay Gould. The fifth volume in a series of essays, begun in 1974 in the pages of "Natural History" under the rubric "This View of Life." Professor Gould wrote "this volume is the best of the five, covering six years of writing; it presents the best, or rather the most integrated, thirty-five pieces from more than sixty choices." (from dust jacket flap). Some of the pieces in this book include "Dinomania, Bully for Brontosaurus", "Fads and Fallacies, The Case of the Creeping Fox Terrier Clone", and "Numbers and Probability, The Ant and the Plant". Stephen Jay Gould (1941-2002) was an American paleontologist, evolutionary biologist and historian of science, and was one of the most influential and widely read writers of popular science of his generation. Gould spent most of his career teaching at Harvard University and working at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Gould was known by the general public mainly from his 300 popular essays in the magazine Natural History, and his books written for a non-specialist audience. In April 2000, the US Library of Congress named him a "Living Legend". (Info from Wikipedia) ___DESCRIPTION: Green paper boards with light tan cloth spine, green lettering and rules on spine, plain endpapers, author's signature on the half-title page, black and white drawings and photographs scattered throughout text, Bibliography and Index at back of book. Unclipped pictorial dust jacket designed by Mike McIver, summary of book on front and back flaps, author picture and short bio on back flap. Please note that this is a Book Club edition. ___CONDITION: Volume is in fine condition with a strong, square text block, straight corners, solid hinges, sparkling clean interior, entirely free of prior owner markings. Dust jacket is not clipped (but being a Book Club edition, it has no price), it does have some very minor edgewear, mostly at the head and tail of the spine, a short (approx. one-half inch) closed tear at the bottom of the front, and a shallow crease to the back panel running diagonally from the edge down. ___POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply, please contact seller for details. ___Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help. Book Club Edition. Fine.


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