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Wonderful Life : The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History
Gould, Stephen Jay
Penguin Books Canada, Limited
ISBN 10: 0140133801
ISBN 13: 9780140133806

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Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History.
Gould, Stephen Jay.      
ISBN: 0140133801
Penguin Books London 1991    Paperback small thick trade, good condition, black & white drawings, top spine sightly chipped, light foxing inside covers & endpapers, edges lightly foxed, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. 347 pp. This book attempts to tackle one of the broadest issues that science can address. The author examines a precious and very important fossil locality -the Burgess Shale of British Columbia, containing a unique collection of Cambrian fossils. 
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Book Number: 27437
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Wonderful Life; The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History
Gould, Stephen Jay,      
ISBN: 0140133801
Penguin, London, 1991. Reprint  Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Reprint. the text is illustrated with various black-and-white line drawings, and reproductions of black-and-white photographs. There is no damage to describe. The story of the Burgess shale also holds the story of the author's intent personal and intellectual struggle with the nature of history. -- In this masterwork he explains why the biodiversity of the Burgess Shale is important in understanding the state of our past and in shaping the way we ponder the rebel of existence and the awesome improbability of human evolution. -- Rear panel blurb This is the first Penguin Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 352 pages. please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Geology; ISBN: 0140133801. ISBN/EAN: 9780140133806. Inventory No: 0272614. Very Good Condition
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Book Number: 0272614
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Wonderful Life: Burgess Shale and the Nature of History
Gould, Stephen Jay,      
ISBN: 9780140133806
Penguin, London, 1991. First Edition  Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. First Edition. Second impression of the First Edition. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 347 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. The cover has some crease marks. This book is currently IN STOCK and would be shipped directly from our Australian address.. Basing his argument around the history of science's treatment of the fossils of the Burgess shale, the author presents a view of evolution as a non-progressive system, which saw a wide range of early designs for life winnowed down to the relatively few basic designs that exist today. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Science & Technology; ISBN: 0140133801. ISBN/EAN: 9780140133806. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3585. Good Condition
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Book Number: 3585
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