Gould shows why a more accurate way of understanding our world is to look at a given subject within its own context, to see it as a part of a spectrum of variation and then to reconceptualize trends as expansion or contraction of this “full house” of variation, and not as the progress or degeneration of an average value, or single thing.
The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin
$20.50 • £16.95 • €18.50
Publication: October 2011
6 x 9 inches
20 halftones, 10 line illustrations, 18 graphs, 3 tables