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Conway Morris, S. (Simon)

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Most widely held works by S Conway Morris
Life's solution : inevitable humans in a lonely universe by S Conway Morris( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this extraordinarily wide-ranging book Simon Conway Morris takes us on a tour of life that encompasses both classic examples of convergence, such as the camera-eyes of octopus and human, and remarkable new work that shows, for example, how ants have developed agriculture independently of us. Embedded in the evolutionary process are both latent inevitabilities and pathways that will be repeatedly explored. Underpinned by DNA, the weirdest molecule in the Universe, guided by a genetic code of staggering effectiveness, the tape of life will in time navigate to such biological properties as advanced sensory systems, intelligence, complex societies, tool-making and culture. So if these are all evolutionary inevitabilities, where are our counterparts across the Galaxy? The tape of life can run only on a suitable planet, and here it turns out that such Earth-like planets may be much rarer than is hoped. Inevitable humans, yes, but in a lonely Universe."--Jacket
The crucible of creation : the Burgess Shale and the rise of animals by S Conway Morris( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solnhofen : a study in Mesozoic palaeontology by K. Werner Barthel( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Origins and relationships of lower invertebrates : proceedings of an international symposium held in London, September 1983 by International Symposium( Book )

19 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early evolution of Metazoa and the significance of problematic taxa : proceedings of an international symposium held at the University of Camerino, 27-31 March 1989 by Alberto M Simonetta( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fossils of the Burgess Shale : a national treasure in Yoho National Park, British Columbia by S Conway Morris( Book )

10 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fossil priapulid worms by S Conway Morris( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atlas of the Burgess shale( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The runes of evolution : how the universe became self-aware by S Conway Morris( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How did human beings acquire imaginations that can conjure up untrue possibilities? How did the Universe become self-aware? In The Runes of Evolution, Simon Conway Morris revitalizes the study of evolution from the perspective of convergence, providing us with compelling new evidence to support the mounting scientific view that the history of life is far more predictable than once thought. A leading evolutionary biologist at the University of Cambridge, Conway Morris came into international prominence for his work on the Cambrian explosion (especially fossils of the Burgess Shale) and evolutio
Extraordinary fossil biotas : their ecological and evolutionary significance : proceedings of a Royal Society discussion meeting, held on 20 and 21 February 1985 by Royal Society (Great Britain)( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Middle Cambrian priapulids and other soft-bodied fossils from Utah and Spain by S Conway Morris( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desert by Bill Viola( Visual )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines some of the processes that occur in an arid area and how evidence of some of these may be preserved in ancient sediments. It attempts to show the complexity of the desert environment with both water and wind playing vital roles in the moulding of the landscape and the deposition of a variety of sediments
Jenseits des Zufalls : wir Menschen im einsamen Universum by S Conway Morris( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typhloesus wellsi (Melton and Scott, 1973), a bizarre metazoan from the Carboniferous of Montana, U.S.A. by S Conway Morris( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoe het leven de dingen regelt : de mens als noodzakelijke uitkomst van de evolutie by S Conway Morris( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Dutch and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Middle Cambrian metazoan Wiaxia (Matthew) from the Burgess Shale and Ogyopsis Shale, British Columbia, Canada by S Conway Morris( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Middle Cambrian polychaetes from the Burgess Shale of British Columbia by S Conway Morris( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taxonomy and paleobiology of some Middle Cambrian Scenella (Cnidaria) and Hyolithids (Mollusca) from western North America by L. E Babcock( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fitness of the cosmos for life : biochemistry and fine-tuning by John D Barrow( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Interdisciplinary book for scientists interested in the origin and existence of life in our universe
 
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Life's solution : inevitable humans in a lonely universe
Alternative Names
Conway Morris, S.

Conway Morris, S. 1951-

Conway Morris, Simon

Conway-Morris, Simon 1951-

Morris, S. Conway

Morris S. Conway 1951-....

Morris, S. Conway (Simon Conway)

Morris, S. Conway (Simon Conway), 1951-

Morris, Simon C.

Morris, Simon Conway.

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Simon Conway Morris britischer Paläontologe

Simon Conway Morris Brits paleontoloog

سیمون کانوی موریس

コンウェイ・モリス, サイモン

サイモン・コンウェイ・モリス

西蒙· 康威· 莫里斯

Languages
English (147)

German (2)

Dutch (1)

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The crucible of creation : the Burgess Shale and the rise of animalsSolnhofen : a study in Mesozoic palaeontologyThe early evolution of Metazoa and the significance of problematic taxa : proceedings of an international symposium held at the University of Camerino, 27-31 March 1989