This is a reissue of his first book which is charmingly dedicated to his father 'who took me to see the Tyrannosaurus when I was five'. He explores Darwinian theory and its application to human evolution and the evolution of peculiar organisms; mass extinction; the influence of geological history on evolution; the thoughts and theories of other scientists; and much more. 'Wonderfully intelligent'.
Ever Since Darwin, Stephen Jay Gould's first book, has sold more than a quarter of a million copies. Like all succeeding collections by this unique writer, it brings the art of the scientific essay to unparalleled heights.