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Life's Grandeur: The Spread of Excellence From Plato to Darwin Paperback – 4 Sep 1997

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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage; New Ed edition (4 Sept. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099893606
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099893608
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.8 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,396,679 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A hard, even ruthless, completion of Darwinism which is, nevertheless, exhilarating and allows for future argument" (Melvyn Bragg The Times)

"Gould only enriches the texture of his writing with each successive phase-He would not be the great science writer that he is if he were not also a great humanist" (Marek Kohn New Statesman & Society)

"Gould's depth and humanity fit him for Montaigne's mantle more plausibly that anyone else currently writing... Lucid, exciting, accessible" (John Carey Sunday Times)

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'Reading Gould is not merely a pleasure but an education and a chronicle of the times' - Observer

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