The Panda's Thumb
by Stephen J. Gould

The Panda's Thumb
Senseless Signs of History
Double Trouble
Darwin's Middle Road
Darwin vs. Wallace
Death before Birth
Caring Groups and Selfish Genes
Biological Homage to Mickey Mouse
Time's Vastness
Piltdown Revisited In the Midst of Life.. Wide Hats and Narrow Minds
Dr. Down's Syndrome Flaws in a Victorial Veil
Student summaries of chapters in Stephen J. Gould's book

The Panda's Thumb: More Reflections in Natural History

  • Select one chapter from the book
  • Inform Mrs. Nuño of your choice by Sept 5, 2000
  • Prepare a 3 paragraph summary of the chapter and relate to the theme of CONTRIVANCE
  • Illustrate the summary with 2~4 graphics (remember to cite the source for the graphics)
  • You may find additional information on the topic of the chapter if you wish...Use the search engines below.
  • Submit the summary as a word document, attached to an email Mrs. Nuño
  • The summaries are due September 12, 2000
  • (Note: you may choose any chapter. The ones listed above are only examples!)
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