"ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGISTS OF THE 20TH CENTURY AND PERHAPS THE BEST KNOWN SINCE DARWIN:FIRST EDITION OF THE FLAMINGOs SMILE, SIGNED BY STEPHEN JAY GOULD
The Flamingo’s Smile: Reflections in Natural History.
Gould, Stephen Jay.$200.00
Item Number: 3913
New York: W.W. Norton, 1985.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with two small closed tears. Signed by Stephen Jay Gould on the half title page.
Gould himself is a rare and wonderful animal-a member of the endangered species known as the ruby-throated polymath. . . . [He] is a leading theorist on large-scale patterns in evolution . . . [and] one of the sharpest and most humane thinkers in the sciences" (David Quammen).