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Questioning the Millennium


Questioning the Millennium

Questioning the Millennium
Author Stephen Jay Gould
Country United States
Language English
Genre Non-fiction, Science
Publisher Harmony Books
Publication date
2nd ed. 1999
Media type Print, e-book
Pages 224 pp.
OCLC 42258219
Preceded by Full House
Followed by Leonardo's Mountain of Clams and the Diet of Worms

Questioning the Millennium is a 1997 book by Stephen Jay Gould that deals with the definition and calculation of the millennium and the cultural historical meaning of these questions. New York Times reviewer Robert Eisner described it as, a "slim and attractive meditation", noting that it dealt with "a few of those cults whose shredded remains make the lunatic fringe look so tatty".[1]

Michiko Kakutani wrote that while not one of Gould's more important books, Questioning the Millennium "beguiles and entertains, even as it teaches us to reconsider our preconceptions about the natural world." Kakutani noted that its subject was much broader that simply the millennium, encompassing the human love for order and regularity.[2]


  • References 1
  • Reviews 2
  • Multimedia 3
  • External links 4


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  • "Questioning the Millennium" - interview with Gould on Charlie Rose
  • "Questioning the Millenium" - interview with Gould on All Things Considered
  • "Millennium Anxiety" - interview with Gould on The Cambridge Forum

External links

  • Harmony Books promotional page
  • Book excerpt
  • The First Day of the Rest of Our Life - millennial essay by Stephen Jay Gould
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