I Have Landed: The End of a Beginning in Natural History.
New York, Three Rivers Press, 2003. 15.5 cm x 23.5 cm. 417 pages. Original softcover. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Slight wear to edges of cover and spine. Otherwise clean inside with solid binding.
Includes for example the following essays: No Science Without Fancy, No Art Without Facts: The Lepidoptery of Vladimir Nabokov / Jim Bowie’s Letter and Bill Buckner’s Legs / Art Meets Science in The Heart of the Andes: Church Paints, Humboldt Dies, Darwin Writes, and Nature Blinks in the Fateful Year of 1859 / The Darwinian Gentleman at Marx’s Funeral: Resolving Evolution’s Oddest Coupling / The Pre-Adamite in a Nutshell / Freud’s Evolutionary Fantasy / Syphilis and the Shepherd of Atlantis / The Narthex of San Marco and the Pangenetic Paradigm / Linnaeus’s Luck? / Age-Old Fallacies of Thinking and Stinking / The Great Physiologist of Heidelberg / The Good People of Halifax etc.
″Here is bestselling scientist Stephen Jay Gould’s tenth and final collection based on his remarkable series for Natural History magazine-exactly 300 consecutive essays, with never a month missed, published from 1974 to 2001. Both an intellectually thrilling journey into the nature of scientific discovery and the most personal book he has ever published, I Have Landed marks the end of a significant chapter in the career of one of the most acclaimed and widely read scientists of our time.” (Amazon)