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by Stephen Jay Gould
Although not described as such, Stephen Jay Gould's book "Wonderful Life, The Burgess Shale and the . That then is the real and major importance of this book, in addition of course, to its great value when describing early examples of animal life forms.
Although not described as such, Stephen Jay Gould's book "Wonderful Life, The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History" is in fact case studies of all the aspects revealed in the case study of the discovery of, and subsequent reassessment of, a Cambrian largely soft bodied fossil assemblage. Author of "Rammmi's Children.
Other Titles By Stephen Jay Gould. Chapter II presents the requisite background material on the early history of life, the nature of the fossil record, and the particular setting of the Burgess Shale itself. Preface and Acknowledgments.
Gould holds that the Burgess Shale discoveries are representative of the Cambrian Explosion which produced many distinctly different body plans few of which survived. Thus most Burgess Fossils were not precursors of modern forms. He calls the variety of distinct body plans comprising different phyla disparity and differentiation within phyla diversity.
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Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History is a 1989 book on the evolution of Cambrian fauna by Harvard paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould.
Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History is a 1989 book on the evolution of Cambrian fauna by Harvard paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould. The volume made The New York Times Best Seller list, was the 1991 winner of the Royal Society's Rhone-Poulenc Prize, the American Historical Association's Forkosch Award, and was a 1991 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Gould described his later book Full House (1996) as a companion volume to Wonderful Life.
In Wonderful Life, Stephen Jay Gould traces the history of this incredible find and comes to some controversial conclusions of his own. The book, published in 1989, was a best seller and won the Aventis prize for science books in 1991 and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in that. The book, published in 1989, was a best seller and won the Aventis prize for science books in 1991 and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in that same year. Some of Gould's colleagues agreed with his conclusions, some did not.
T. Hill: The only personal ambition that I have or have had, that would influence me greatly, is the desire to complete the work on the Cambrian rocks and faunas, which was begun many years ago and which has practically been laid aside for several years past. I hope to give a little time to it this summer, and to do what I can from time to time to complete it.
Born in New York City in 1941, Stephen Jay Gould received his . from Antioch College in New York in 1963 and a P. in paleontology from Columbia University in 1967
Born in New York City in 1941, Stephen Jay Gould received his . in paleontology from Columbia University in 1967. Gould spent most of his career as a professor at Harvard University and curator of invertebrate paleontology at Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology. Gould was a leading proponent of the theory of punctuated equilibrium.
Mr. Gould is an exceptional combination of scientist and science writer. High in the Canadian Rockies is a small limestone quarry formed 530 million years ago called the Burgess Shale. He is thus exceptionally well placed to tell these stories, and he tells them with fervor and intelligence. It hold the remains of an ancient sea where dozens of strange creatures lived-a forgotten corner of evolution preserved in awesome detail.
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