The Crucible of Creation

The Crucible of Creation

The Burgess Shale and the Rise of Animals

Book - 1999
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'tells a great story and manages to be informative at all levels. Conway Morris has a collector's eye for the sort of entertaining yet informative snippets that keep readers on their toes.' New Scientist Located in the west of Canada, the Burgess Shale contains a unique collection of fossil remains, and has become an icon for those studying the history of life. This remarkable book takes us on a fresh journey back in time through the Burgess Shale and its astonishing collection of pre-Cambriancreatures. In an entertaining and readable style, Simon Conway Morris paints a vivid picture of the critical period which saw the diversification of all the major animal groups, and takes a controversial stance on current evolutionary theories that is sure to provoke much interest and debate. 'It is less bleak in its assessment of life on earth and it is spiritually uplifting, rather than dry and mechanistic as some would have us believe' THES R 'The centerpiece of The Crucible of Creation is a description, authoritative and readable, of the animals themselves. New York Times Book Review
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
ISBN: 9780192862020
Branch Call Number: 560.1723 CONWAY M, 1999
Characteristics: 242 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm.


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Jul 22, 2014

see: ....
“Wonderful Life: the Burgess Shale and the nature of history”
by Gould, Stephen Jay 1941-2002
published: .. W.W. Norton 1989 ... ISBN: 0393027058
(formerly 3 copies in the Edmonton Public Library catalogued 560.9 GOU curious how they disappear)
“The Fossils of the Burgess Shale”
by Derek E. G. Briggs, Douglas H. Erwin, Frederick J. Collier , authors, and Chip Clark photographer
published by Smithsonian Books, 1994, ISBN-10: 1560983647, ISBN-13: 978-1560983644
“Simon Conway Morris becomes a creationist”
by Jerry Coyne, from Why Evolution Is True


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