I Have Landed: Splashes and Reflections in Natural History

I Have Landed: Splashes and Reflections in Natural History


Stephen Jay Gould's writing is still the fashionable average during which renowned technology writing is judged. all through his paintings Gould has built a particular and private kind of essay to regard nice medical concerns within the context of biography. With i've got Landed, Gould once more utilized biographical views to the illumination of key medical options and their historical past. starting from the invention of the recent scourge of syphilis by way of Fracastero within the 16th century and Isabelle Duncan's nineteenth-century try out at reconciling scripture and palaeontology to Freud's bizarre speculations approximately human phylogeny and up to date creationist assaults at the research of evolution. As regularly, the essays brilliantly light up and elucidate the puzzles and paradoxes nice and small that experience fuelled the firm of technological know-how and opened our eyes to a global of unforeseen wonders.

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