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User Review  - iayork - LibraryThing

Not Good: This book is quoted so often in the literature that I thought I was going to read something profound. It isn't. Conway Morris and others were right to criticize it. Not sure what all the fuss is about. As a well reasoned argument Gould missed the mark. Read full review

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User Review  - GreyHead - LibraryThing

Apart from being an outstanding scientific essayist Stephen Jay Gould has also been a strong contributor to the development (and debates) of neo-Darwinistic evolutionary theory. In this book he looks ... Read full review

Wonderful life: the Burgess Shale and the nature of history

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

The Burgess Shale, found in the Canadian Rockies, contains an extremely important fossil fauna that includes an assortment of weird and wonderful creatures. Gould, the best-known modern exponent of ... Read full review