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Wonderful life : the Burgess Shale and the nature of history

Author: Stephen Jay Gould
Publisher: New York : Norton, 1990, ©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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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Jay Gould
ISBN: 039330700X : 9780393307009
OCLC Number: 23063248
Awards: Winner of Rhone Poulenc General Prize for Science Books 1991.
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 --
Walcott's Vision and the Nature of History --
Possible Worlds: The Power of "Just History."
Responsibility: Stephen Jay Gould.
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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  Read more...

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"Gould at his best... The message of history is superbly conveyed... Recommended reading for scientists and nonscientists of all persuasions." -- Walter C. Sweet "Luminous... Filled with profound and Read more...

 
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