Life's Grandeur: The Spread of Excellence From Plato to Darwin (Paperback)
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Life's Grandeur: The Spread of Excellence From Plato to Darwin (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 04/09/1997
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In his characteristically iconoclastic and original way, Stephen Jay Gould argues that progress and increasing complexity are not inevitable features of the evolution of life on Earth. Further, if we wish to see grandeur in life, we must discard our selfish and anthropocentric view of evolution and learn to see it as Darwin did, as the random but unfathomably rich source of 'endless forms most beautiful and wonderful'. Any rational view of nature tells us that we are a simple branch on an immense bush; and that life on Earth is remarkable not for where it is leading, but for the fullness and constancy of its variety, ingenuity and diversity.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099893608
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 220 g
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 18 mm


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"A hard, even ruthless, completion of Darwinism which is, nevertheless, exhilarating and allows for future argument" -- Melvyn Bragg * The Times *
"Gould only enriches the texture of his writing with each successive phase-He would not be the great science writer that he is if he were not also a great humanist" -- Marek Kohn * New Statesman & Society *
"Gould's depth and humanity fit him for Montaigne's mantle more plausibly that anyone else currently writing... Lucid, exciting, accessible" -- John Carey * Sunday Times *

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