Bully for Brontosaurus

BY THE SAME AUTHOR

Ontogeny and Phylogeny
Ever Since Darwin
The Panda’s Thumb
The Mismeasure of Man
Hen’s Teeth and Horse’s Toes
The Flamingo’s Smile
An Urchin in the Storm
Time’s Arrow, Time’s Cycle
Illuminations (with R. W. Purcell)
Wonderful Life
Finders,  Keepers:  Eight  Collectors  (with  R.  W.

Purcell)

Bully for Brontosaurus

Reflections in Natural History

Stephen Jay Gould

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Cover design by Mike McIver

Cover painting by C.R. Knight, Brontosaurus
Courtesy  Department  of  Library  Services,  American
Museum of Natural History. Neg. trans. no. 2417 (3)
Copyright © 1991 by Stephen Jay Gould
All rights reserved.

First published as a Norton 1992

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Gould, Stephen Jay.

Bully  for  brontosaurus  :  reflections  in  natural

history / Stephen Jay Gould.

p. cm.

1. Natural history—Popular works. 2. Evolution—

Popular works. I. Title.
QH45.5.G68 1991
508—dc20 91-6916
ISBN: 978-0-393-30857-0

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Pleni sunt coeli
et terra
gloria eius
.

Hosanna in excelsis.