Mint condition.Jonathan Cape,1993.Reprinted isuue,1993.Paperback(two small creases and nicks on the edges on the cover and spine)in mint condition.Illustrated with b/w photos.The book is new with a small ink mark and nick on the outer edge of the pages,small pencil mark impression on the first blank page of the book.480pp including bibliography,index.Heavy book. This is another paragraph Product Description: This collection of essays range from history to the latest theories in biology, from controversies over palaeontology to the origins of language. The title is a pun and as always with Gould, the joke has a point that illustrates the largest pattern of life's history. for millennia, the animals that populated the earth had four toes on each foot, or six. If evolution had taken a tiny shift - if man's ancestors had inherited a couple of genes in a different form - our canonical number, based on man's fingers and toes, might be eight instead of ten. Stephen Jay Gould has also written Wonderful Life, Bully for Brontosaurus and Finders Keepers.