"ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGISTS OF THE 20TH CENTURY AND PERHAPS THE BEST KNOWN SINCE DARWIN’:FIRST EDITION OF MISMEASURE OF MAN, SIGNED BY STEPHEN JAY GOULD

  • The Mismeasure of Man.

The Mismeasure of Man.

$950.00

Item Number: 3814

New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1981.

First edition of Gould’s powerful challenge to views “of intelligence as a single thing, called IQ.” Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Signed by Stephen Jay Gould on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear. Jacket design by Jay J. Smith. Uncommon signed.

The Mismeasure of Man was hailed as a classic upon publication. "Gould has performed a valuable service in exposing the logical basis of one of the most important debates in the social sciences, and this book should be required reading for students and practitioners alike" (British Journal of Mathematical & Statistical Psychology). Winner of the National Critics Circle Award for non-fiction. Named by Modern Library as one of the top 100 non-fiction books of the twentieth century.

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