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Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

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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.

Synopsis:

"[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,

About the Author

(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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