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Wonderful life : the Burgess Shale and the nature of history

Author: Stephen Jay Gould
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2000.
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Centring on the discovery in the Burgess Shale of 530 million year old fossils unique in age, preservation and diversity, this book challenges perceptions about man's place in the history of life.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Jay Gould
ISBN: 0099273454 9780099273455
OCLC Number: 45316756
Notes: Originally published in Great Britain: Hutchinson Radius, 1990.
Description: 347 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Stephen Jay Gould.

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"A masterpiece of analysis and imagination...It centres on a sensational discovery in the field of palaeontology - the existence, in the Burgess Shale... of 530-million-year-old fossils unique in Read more...

 
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