The Richness of Life: The Essential Stephen Jay Gould

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Written by Steven Rose

Stephen Jay Gould, named a "Living Legend" by the U.S. Congress in 2000, taught biology, geology and the history of science at Harvard University for 30 years, where he was named Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology.  Gould was curator of the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology, served as the president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and memorably, wrote 300 consecutive essays for Natural History.   Gould was a both brilliant biological scientist and a gifted writer.  Steven Rose has anthologized the best of Gould's popular writing in this book.

 

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