Stephen Jay Gould. Le pietre false di Marrakech

Sommario dall’edizione originale:CONTENTS Preface I Episodes in the Birth of PaleontologyThe Nature of Fossils and the History of the Earth 1. The Lying Stones of Marrakech2. The Sharp-Eyed Lynx, Outfoxed by Nature3. How the Vulva Stone Became a Brachiopod II Present at the Creation How France’s Three Finest Scientists Established Natural History in an Age of Revolution 4. Inventing Natural

Sommario dall’edizione originale:
CONTENTS
Preface
I Episodes in the Birth of Paleontology
The Nature of Fossils and the History of the Earth
1. The Lying Stones of Marrakech
2. The Sharp-Eyed Lynx, Outfoxed by Nature
3. How the Vulva Stone Became a Brachiopod
II Present at the Creation
How France’s Three Finest Scientists Established Natural History in an Age of Revolution
4. Inventing Natural History in Style
5. The Proof of Lavoisier’s Plates
6. A Tree Grows in Paris: Lamark’s Division of Worms and Revision of Nature
III Darwin’s Century– And Ours
Lessons from Britain’s Four Greatest Victorian Naturalists
7. Lyell’s Pillars of Wisdom
8. A Sly Dullard Named Darwin: Recognizing the Multiple Facets of Genius
9. An Awful Terrible dinosaurian Irony
10. Second-Guessing the Future  
IV Six Little Pieces on the Meaning and Location of Excellence Substrate and Accomplishment
11. Drink Deep, or Taste Not the Pierian Spring
12. Requiem Eternal
13. More Power to Him  
De Mortuis When Truly Bonum
14. Bright Star Among Billions
15. The Glory of His Time and Ours
16. This Was a Man  
V Science in Society
17. A tale of Two Work Sites
18. The Internal Brand of the Scarlet W
19. Dolly’s Fashion and Louis’s Passion
20. Above All, Do No Harm  
VI Evolution at all Scales
21. Of Embryos and Ancestors
22. The Paradox of the Visibly Irrelevant
23. Room of One’s Own

A Tale of Two Work Sites, Capitolo V. Science in Society. p. 251-268 è stato recentemente tradotto in italiano con il titolo Darwin e l’incendio nella fabbrica di stoffe e pubblicato su MicroMega 2/2007, Almanacco di scienze, pp. 109-126, 2007


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