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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:   Print book : 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
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Jay Gould
ISBN: 9780393307009 039330700X
OCLC Number: 878684314
Notes: Originally published as a Norton paperback 1990; reissued 2007.
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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Explains why the diversity of the Burgess Shale is important in understanding our past and evolution.

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