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©1990, D. Levine
From: R.C. Lewontin, review of
Wonderful Life:and the Nature of History
in New York Review of Books
37, (June 14, 1990): 3.

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Commentaries


"The G Files": Linking "The Selfish Gene" and "The Thinking Reed." By Phillip Stevens Thurtle. Thurtle's analysis of Gould's and Richard Dawkin's disparate theories on evolution provides both an introduction to contemporary discourse on the topic and a comparison of Gould's mode of synthesis and Dawkin's mode of reductionism.

Hallucingenia Fossil
Hallucingenia, one of the Burgess Shale fauna.
From: Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution




Reviews


What follows is a small selection of important reviews of Gould's published books available electronically over the Web or in print. The selection emphasizes reviews of potential interest to historical disciplines and the humanities.


Reviews available over the Web:

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Carroll, John B. "Reflections on Stephen Jay Gould's The Mismeasure of Man." Retrospective review, originally published in Intelligence 21 (1995): 121-34. Courtesy Upstream .

Dawkins, Richard. "Wonderful Life." Review of Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History, originally published in the Sunday Telegraph (Feb. 25, 1990).

Gleick, James. "Survival of the Luckiest." Review of Wonderful Life, originally published in The New York Times (Oct. 22, 1989).

Goodfield, June. "A Mind Is Not Described by Numbers." Review of The Mismeasure of Man, originally published in The New York Times (Nov. 1, 1981).

Kakutani, Michiko. "Reflections on Science." Review of An Urchin in the Storm, originally published in The New York Times (Oct. 17, 1987).

Lehmann-Haupt, Christopher. "The Mismeasure of Man." Review of The Mismeasure of Man, originally published in The New York Times (Oct. 21, 1981).

Lopate, Phillip. "Snails, Frankenstein and King Lear's Daughter." Review of Dinosaur in a Haystack: Reflections in Natural History, originally published in The New York Times (Jan. 21, 1996).

Morrison, Scott. "Review and Critique of Stephen Jay Gould's The Mismeasure of Man."

Papineau, David. "Where Have You Gone, Ted Williams?" Review of Full House: The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin, originally published in the New York Times (Sept. 22, 1996).

Quammen, David. "Evolution and the .400 Hitter." Review of The Flamingo's Smile: Reflections in Natural History, originally published in The New York Times (Sept. 22, 1985).

Rose, Steven. "And Zebra Stripes and Chocolate Bars." Review of Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes, originally published in The New York Times (May 8, 1983).

Wallace, David Rains. "It's an Old, Old, Old, Old World." Review of Time's Arrow, Time's Cycle: Myth and Metaphor in the Discovery of Geological Time, originally published in The New York Times (June 14, 1987).

Wilford, John Noble. "The Stan Musial of Essay Writing." Review of Bully for Brontosaurus: Reflections in Natural History, originally published in The New York Times (May 12, 1991).

Wright, Robert. "The Intelligence Test: Stephen Jay Gould and the Nature of Evolution." Review of Wonderful Life, originally published in The New Republic (Jan. 29, 1990).


Reviews in print:

Cantor, Geoffrey. "Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History." New Scientist 132 (Oct 12, 1991): 57-59.

Carroll, John B. "Reflections on Stephen Jay Gould's The Mismeasure of Man (1981): a retrospective review." Intelligence 21 (Sept-Oct, 1995): 121-34.

Dawkins, Richard. "Human chauvinism : themes of a book by Stephen Jay Gould." (Review of Full House.) Evolution 51 (June 1997): 1015-20.

Greene, Mott T. "Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History." American Scientist 78 (Sept-Oct. 1990): 467-68.

Herbert, Sandra. "Time's Arrow, Time's Cycle: Myth and Metaphor in the Discovery of Geological Time." Victorian Studies 32 (Winter 1989): 240-41.

Lessem, Don. "Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History." Smithsonian 21 (June 1990): 154-60.

Lewontin, R.C. "Wonderful Life: the Burgess Shale and the Nature of History." New York Review of Books 37 (June 14, 1990): 3-6.

Secord, Jim. "Wonderful Life: the Burgess Shale and the Nature of History." Times Literary Supplement no. 4544 (May 4, 1990): 477.

Smith, John Maynard. "Taking a chance on evolution." New York Review of Books 39 (May 14, 1992): 34-36. Essay review including reviews of Wonderful Life and Bully for Brontosaurus.

Stewart, Larry. "Time's Arrow Time's Cycle: Myth and Metaphor in the Discovery of Geological Time." Canadian Journal of History 24 (April, 1989): 117-19.

Updike, John. "Questioning the Millennium: A Rationalist's Guide to a Precisely Arbitrary Countdown." New Yorker 73 (Oct 20, 1997): 260-66.

Waugh, Joanne Beil. "Time's Arrow, Time's Cycle: Myth and Metaphor in the Discovery of Geological Time." Southern Humanities Review 23 (Spring, 1989): 173-75.



Interviews


"Stephen Jay Gould." Mother Jones (Jan-Feb. 1997): 60-63. Interview by Michael Krasny.

"An Interview with Stephen J. Gould: Joltin' Joe and the Pursuit of Excellence." Phi Delta Kappan (Jan. 1997): 395- . Interview by Mark F. Goldberg.

"The Salon Interview: Stephen J. Gould." Salon Magazine (Sept. 23, 1996). Interview by Scott Rosenberg.

"Stephen Jay Gould: An Urchin in a Haystack." Skeptic 4, no. 1 (1996): 86-90. Interview by Michael Shermer.

"Stephen Jay Gould." Boston Globe Magazine (Dec. 31, 1995). Interview by John Koch.

"On the Mass-Extinction Debates: An Interview with Stephen Jay Gould." In William Glen, ed., The Mass-Extinction Debates: How Science Works in a Crisis. Stanford: Stanford Univ. Press, 1994. Pp. 253-67. Interview by William Glen.








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