Wonderful Life: Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

Wonderful Life: Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

by StephenJayGould (Author)

Synopsis

'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.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Vintage
Published: 03 Aug 2000

ISBN 10: 0099273454
ISBN 13: 9780099273455
Book Overview: A controversial enquiry into the fundamental principles of evolutionary theory from an award-winning writer

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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 *