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Eight Little Piggies

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This collection of essays range from history to the latest theories in biology, from controversies over palaeontology to the origins of language. The title is a pun and as always with Gould, the joke has a point that illustrates the largest pattern of life's history. for millennia, the animals that populated the earth had four toes on each foot, or six. If evolution had taken a tiny shift - if man's ancestors had inherited a couple of genes in a different form - our canonical number, based on man's fingers and toes, might be eight instead of ten. Stephen Jay Gould has also written "Wonderful Life", "Bully for Brontosaurus" and "Finders Keepers".

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PLU:
0
Author(s):
Gould, Stephen Jay
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1993
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0224037161
ISBN-13:
9780224037167
Number of pages:
479
Publisher:
Jonathan Cape

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This collection of essays range from history to the latest theories in biology, from controversies over palaeontology to the origins of language. The title is a pun and as always with Gould, the joke has a point that illustrates the largest pattern of life's history. for millennia, the animals that populated the earth had four toes on each foot, or six. If evolution had taken a tiny shift - if man's ancestors had inherited a couple of genes in a different form - our canonical number, based on man's fingers and toes, might be eight instead of ten. Stephen Jay Gould has also written "Wonderful Life", "Bully for Brontosaurus" and "Finders Keepers".

PLU:
0
Author(s):
Gould, Stephen Jay
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1993
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0224037161
ISBN-13:
9780224037167
Number of pages:
479
Publisher:
Jonathan Cape

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