"Dinosaur in a Haystack," by Stephen Jay Gould. Crown. 480...

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January 28, 1996

"Dinosaur in a Haystack," by Stephen Jay Gould. Crown. 480 pages. $25

vTC This seventh collection of 34 essays from an evolutionary biologist, Harvard University professor and columnist for Natural History magazine - the book draws from his monthly column - looks not only at evolution, but also at almost everything else under the sun and under a few rocks, too, where the author finds monstrous, million-year-old fungi lurking in support of evolution theory.

A lively, thought-provoking read that offers new insights into why things are and how they came to be so.

Alan Doyle

Contra Costa Times

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