Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

Stephen Jay Gould

"[An] outstanding e-book. . . . Mr. Gould is an outstanding mix of scientist and technological know-how author. . . . he's therefore highly good put to inform those tales, and he tells them with fervor and intelligence."―James Gleick, New York occasions ebook Review

excessive within the Canadian Rockies is a small limestone quarry shaped 530 million years in the past referred to as the Burgess Shale. It carry the is still of an old sea the place dozens of wierd creatures lived―a forgotten nook of evolution preserved in notable element. during this booklet Stephen Jay Gould explores what the Burgess Shale tells us approximately evolution and the character of heritage.

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