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Times Arrow Times Cycle
By Stephen Jay Gould

Times Arrow Times Cycle

Myth and Metaphor in the Discovery of Geological Time

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Times Arrow Times Cycle by Stephen Jay Gould

Book Description

Gould'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 Details

ISBN: 9780674891999
ISBN-10: 0674891996
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1988
Country of Publication: United States

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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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