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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.

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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,

About the Author

Stephen Jay Gould (1941-2002), a professor of science at Harvard University, was the author of more than twenty books. He received the National Book Award for Wonderful Life and the National Book Critics Circle award for The Mismeasure of Man.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393307009
Author:
Gould, Stephen Jay
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Gould, Stephen Jay
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Paleontology
Subject:
Invertebrates, fossil
Subject:
Yoho National Park
Subject:
Burgess Shale
Subject:
Contingency
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
Geology-Paleontology
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 325-335.
Series Volume:
13
Publication Date:
19900931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , "[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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