Times Arrow Times Cycle
Myth and Metaphor in the Discovery of Geological Time
By (author) Stephen Jay Gould
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Times Arrow Times Cycle by Stephen Jay Gould
Book DescriptionGould's subject is nothing less than geology's signal contribution to human thought--the discovery of deep time, a history so ancient that we can best comprehend it as metaphor.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674891999
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1988
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Stephen Jay Gould
Leonardo's Mountain of Clams and the Diet of Worms, Paperback (September 2011)
With his customary brilliance, Gould examines the puzzles and paradoxes great and small that build nature's and humanity's diversity and order.
Questioning the Millennium, Paperback (September 2011)
Gould addresses three questions about the millennium with his typical erudition, warmth, and whimsy: What is the concept of a millennium and how has its meaning shifted over time? How did the projection of Christ's 1,000-year reign become a secular measure? And when exactly does the millennium begin--January 1, 2000, or January 2, 2001?
Lying Stones of Marrakech, Paperback (September 2011)
Gould covers topics as diverse as episodes in the birth of paleontology to lessons from Britain's four greatest Victorian naturalists. This collection presents the richness and fascination of the various lives that have fueled the enterprise of science and opened our eyes to a world of unexpected wonders.
Dinosaur in a Haystack, Paperback (September 2011)» View all books by Stephen Jay Gould
From fads to fungus, baseball to beeswax, Gould always circles back to the great themes of time, change, and history, carrying readers home to the centering theme of evolution.
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Author Biography - Stephen Jay Gould
Stephen Jay Gould was the Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology at Harvard University and Vincent Astor Visiting Professor of Biology at New York University. A MacArthur Prize Fellow, he received innumerable honors and awards and wrote many books, including Ontogeny and Phylogeny and Time's Arrow, Time's Cycle (both from Harvard).
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