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Wonderful life : the Burgess Shale and the nature of history

Author: Stephen Jay Gould
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [1989] ©1989
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView 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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Additional Physical Format: Gould, Stephen Jay.
Wonderful life.
[Toronto : CNIB], 1993
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Jay Gould
ISBN: 0393027058 9780393027051 039330700X 9780393307009
OCLC Number: 18983518
Description: 347 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface and acknowledgments. 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" --
Bibliography --
Credits --
Index.
Other Titles: Burgess Shale and the nature of 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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