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Reviewed in the United States on April 24, 2013
Stephan Jay Gould was at the top of the heap in the scientific world as an evolutionary biologist and paleontologist. I believe he was one of the few scientists who could actually write for the unwashed masses. Having said that, the book can be extremely complicated and will tax most average brains to stay the course. He is successful at bringing a graduate level course into your livingroom and not putting you to sleep while doing it - well perhaps now and again. Its a good read, but obviously not for everyone and it has been said that all his theories and ideas are not universally accepted in the scientific community, so readers should read it with this in mind. Don't let the title fool you, its not a bedtime story for children.