The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History
ISBN10: 039330700X ISBN13: 9780393307009 Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc Published: Sep 1 1990 Pages: 347 Weight: 1.10lbs. Height: 9.25" Width: 6.00" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
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.