Wonderful Life (Paperback)
The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History
W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393307009, 352pp.
Publication Date: September 17, 1990
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High in the Canadian Rockies is a small limestone quarry formed 530 million years ago called the Burgess Shale. It hold the remains of an ancient sea where dozens of strange creatures lived--a forgotten corner of evolution preserved in awesome detail. In this book Stephen Jay Gould explores what the Burgess Shale tells us about evolution and the nature of history.