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Wonderful life : the Burgess Shale and the nature of history

Author: Stephen Jay Gould
Publisher: New York : Norton, [2007] ©1989
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView 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
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gould, Stephen Jay.
Wonderful life
(OCoLC)878684314
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Jay Gould
ISBN: 9780393245202 0393245209
OCLC Number: 916045701
Notes: First published as a Norton paperback 1990; reissued 2007.
Awards: Winner of Rhone Poulenc General Prize for Science Books 1991.
Winner of Phi Beta Kappa Science Book Prize 1990.
Shortlisted for Pulitzer Prize General Non-Fiction Category 1990.
Description: 1 online resource (347 pages) : illustrations.
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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