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High in the Canadian Rockies is a small limestone quarry formed 530 million years ago called the Burgess Shale. It hold the remains of an ancient sea where dozens of strange creatures lived--a forgotten corner of evolution preserved in awesome detail. In this book Stephen Jay Gould explores what the Burgess Shale tells us about evolution and the nature of history.

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"[An] extraordinary book. . . . Mr. Gould is an exceptional combination of scientist and science writer. . . . He is thus exceptionally well placed to tell these stories, and he tells them with fervor and intelligence."--James Gleick,

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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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393027051
Author:
Gould, Stephen Jay
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Paleontology
Subject:
Invertebrates, fossil
Subject:
Yoho National Park (B.C.)
Subject:
Contingency (Philosophy)
Subject:
Yoho National Park
Subject:
Evoluciâon
Subject:
Burgess Shale
Subject:
Palâeontologie
Subject:
Contingency
Subject:
Invertâebrâes fossiles
Subject:
Contingence
Subject:
Yoho, Parc national de
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
Paleontology -- Cambrian.
Subject:
Geology-Paleontology
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 325-335.
Series Volume:
no. 84
Publication Date:
September 1990
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.55x6.45x1.18 in. 1.60 lbs.

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