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Wonderful life : the Burgess Shale and the nature of history

Author: Stephen Jay Gould
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Explains why the diversity of the Burgess Shale is important in understanding our past and evolution.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Jay Gould
ISBN: 0393027058 9780393027051
OCLC Number: 18983518
Description: 347 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The iconography of an expectation --
A background for the Burgess shale --
Reconstruction of the Burgess shale toward a new view of life --
The burgess drama --
Walcott's vision and the nature of history --
Possible worlds: the power of "just history."
Responsibility: Stephen Jay Gould.

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Explains why the diversity of the Burgess Shale is important in understanding our past and evolution.

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