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Wonderful Life: Burgess Shale and the Nature of History (Paperback)
  • Wonderful Life: Burgess Shale and the Nature of History (Paperback)

Wonderful Life: Burgess Shale and the Nature of History (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 03/08/2000
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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 age, preservation and diversity...With skill and passion, Gould takes this mute collection of fossils and makes them speak to us. The result challenges some of our most cherished self-perceptions and urges a fundamental re-assessment of our place in the history of life on earth' Sunday Times.

Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780099273455

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This is a book primarily about the abundance of life in that had been preserved in fossils in the Burgess shale.

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