The third of Stephen Jay Gould’s long-running series of popular science essay collections that first appeared in his monthly column in Natural History magazine, Hen's Teeth & Horse's Toes covers topics which include:
- evolutionary oddities (e.g. the eponymous horse's toes);
- evolutionary adaptations;
- essays on a number of scientists;
- the Piltdown Man forgery;
- science and politics;
As with all of Gould’s essay collections, this is a fantastic book, although I wouldn't classify it amongst my particular favourites. But highly recommended, nevertheless.