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- DescriptionHigh 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.
- Author BiographyStephen Jay Gould (1941-2002) was the Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Professor of Geology at Harvard University. He published over twenty books, received the National Book and National Book Critics Circle Awards, and a MacArthur Fellowship.
- PrizesWinner of Rhone Poulenc General Prize for Science Books 1991 and Phi Beta Kappa Science Book Prize 1990. Shortlisted for Pulitzer Prize General Non-Fiction Category 1990.
- Author(s)Stephen Jay Gould
- PublisherWW Norton & Co
- Date of Publication29/05/1991
- SubjectEarth Sciences
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintWW Norton & Co
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight500 g
- Width157 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine22 mm
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