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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (239 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen Jay Gould Narrator: Efrem Zimbalist Jr. Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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What is our concept of a millennium and how has its meaning shifted? When does the new millennium begin? Why must our calendars be so complex, anyway? Best selling author Stephen Jay Gould applies his wit and erudition to exploring these questions, which cover one of today's most pressing subjects. Gould developed an interest in the approaching millennium at age 8, in 1950, when Life magazine marked the century's midpoint. Now, the evolutionary scientist holds the mirror up to all of our millennial passions in this wide-ranging discussion that reveals our foibles, absurdities, and uniqueness - in other words, our humanity. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marcus | 9/27/2012

    " A very straight forward explanation about the human development if time keeping and the adjustments that were made up to the end of the 20th century. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Steven | 11/24/2010

    " I know, I know.. I read this book in 2005... No, go ahead, get all of your laughs out. Go ahead, I'll wait. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kaethe | 4/8/2010

    " ha! In your face, people who think that the arbitrary numbers we use have some kind of special meaning. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kaethe | 11/3/2009

    " ha! In your face, people who think that the arbitrary numbers we use have some kind of special meaning. "

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About the Author

Stephen Jay Gould (1941–2002) was the Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and professor of geology at Harvard University. He published over twenty books, received the National Book and National Book Critics Circle Awards, and a MacArthur Fellowship.