Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History by Stephen Jay Gould

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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.

W.W. Norton & Co., 1989.
ISBN: 0393027058. 347 pp.
Hardcover. Near fine in a near fine jacket.